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Best

(best),
Franz, German pathologist, 1878-1920. See: Best disease, Best carmine stain.

BEST

Abbreviation for:
bedside evaluation and screening test (aphasia)
Belief Excellence Success & Trust Programme (Medspeak-UK)
Balloon Equivalent to Stent Study
Beta-blocker Evaluation of Survival Trial
Bolus dose-Escalation Study of Tissue-type plasminogen activator
Bucindolol Evaluation Survival Trial (BEST)

BEST

Cardiology A clinical trial–Beta-blocker Evaluation of Survival Trial–on the effect of adding bucindolol-Bextra to standard therapy on mortality in Pts with CHF; BEST was conducted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH and the VA
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Looked at in yet another way, Stanford faculty member turned researcher-consultant-author Jim Collins applies an analogy of science to best practices by making a clean distinction between the realm of physics and engineering.
Contrast that with the laws of physics, which remain relatively fixed and intact." Indeed, engineering best practices in the 1950s differ vastly from those of 2002, while the laws of physics remain the same, he says.
Much of the published works concentrate narrowly on specific best practice areas, yet how can -- and should -- companies aspire to attain "best-in-class" overall?
Caution is advised when relying on best practices, as some dangers lurk.
While many believe that researching, benchmarking and applying best practices in organizations is a good practice, Collins advises start with the eight principles, or organizational laws of physics, that he says correlate with producing the best results.