A 43-year-old member asked:
Are protocols by agency for healthcare quality and research standard of care?
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Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Standards of care refer to the normal & usual treatment of a medical condition in a community.
Protocols by ahqr provide studies to streamline therapy for a specific disease in a large population. The latter may be used to justify or deny treatments which are expensive.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2013
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