Since neither practice parameters (or technology assessments) nor clinical practice guidelines have been a major focus for otolaryngologists, many of us are unfamiliar with all of their potential value, or the problems that may be associated with them. [...] the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) issued updated clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease in 2006.2 The subsequent problems faced by the IDSA are reviewed in an enlightening article in JAMA.3 Shordy after the guidelines were issued, the Connecticut attorney general alleged that IDSA had violated state antitrust law by advising against long-term antibiotics to treat "chronic Lyme disease (CLD)."
Practice parameters and clinical practice guidelines: Science, politics, and ... Robert T Sataloff Ear, Nose & Throat Journal; Jun 2009; 88, 6; Docstoc pg. 94
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