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The Evolving Story of Guidelines and Health Care: Does Being NICE Help?

Pamela N. Peterson, MD, MSPH; and John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD
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From Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, and Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this editorial are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Veterans Affairs, American College of Cardiology, or other entities.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M11-1546.

Requests for Single Reprints: John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, Denver VA Medical Center, Cardiology (111B), 1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220; e-mail, John.Rumsfeld@va.gov.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Peterson: Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204.

Dr. Rumsfeld: Denver VA Medical Center, Cardiology (111B), 1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220.

Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(4):269-271. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-155-4-201108160-00013
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