practice parameter

practice parameter

A guideline published by a panel of experts or reviewers to help health care professionals provide patient care based on the best current evidence and/or academic or professional consensus.
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The 2012 adverse reactions to vaccines practice parameter update recommended that patients with egg allergy should receive influenza vaccinations (trivalent influenza vaccine), because the risks of vaccinating are outweighed by the risks of not vaccinating (J Allergy Clin Immunol.
Rather than focusing narrowly on one practice parameter, they deliberately looked at every area of performance and tried to improve each by as little as 1 percent.
Practice parameter update: the care of the patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: drug, nutritional, and respiratory therapies (an evidence-based review): report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
In 2004 the American Academy of Neurology associated with the Child Neurology Society published a Practice Parameter regarding the medical treatment of infantile spasms.
That's one reason that the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry gives for issuing a new practice parameter on psychotropic medication use.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's (AACAP's) Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder (2) lists these among the potentially beneficial psychosocial treatments:
A group of widely accepted standards for critical lab values is found in the ASCP Practice Parameter, published in the American Fournal of Clinical Pathology in 1997.
The guidelines, The Diagnosis and Management of Urticaria: A Practice Parameter, are published as a supplement to the December 2000 issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
For example, the College of American Pathologists lists only three guidelines (examination of the placenta, practice parameter for red blood cell transfusions, and preoperative bleeding time lack of benefit).
The three component measures, which will be performed annually, consist of: (1) practice parameter profiles of the outcomes for sentinel conditions seen by primary-care physicians; (2) detailed chart reviews (DCRs) for selected areas of care, for example, asthma, for a large sample of patients (1,000 or more) from a representative sample of providers; and (3) a recipient household survey of 1,500 patients, asking them to report on their degree of access to care, satisfaction with care, and health.
The diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis: an updated practice parameter.
For example, in writing a practice parameter for laryngeal electromyography, we reviewed 584 articles.