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Are protocols by agency for healthcare quality and research standard of care?

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Dr. Mahesh Allam
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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