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Appropriateness Criteria: A Useful Tool for Cardiology
  1. Paul G Shekelle (shekelle{at}
  1. W. Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, United States


    There have been an increasing number of publications regarding appropriateness criteria for the use of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in cardiology. In this editorial I will discuss how appropriateness criteria are developed, and the evidence regarding their usefulness to the practice of cardiology.

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