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Prioritizing Guideline-Recommended Interventions

Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS; and Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD
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From Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, Stanford, California; and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. government, or USPSTF.

Financial Support: Dr. Owens is supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Goldhaber-Fiebert is supported by a National Institutes of Health career development award (K01 AG037593).

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-1497.

Requests for Single Reprints: Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305-6019; e-mail, owens@stanford.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Owens and Goldhaber-Fiebert: 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(3):223-224. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-3-201308060-00014
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