The race to set definitive guidelines

The Covert Rationing Blog: “A less well-documented result of this tyranny, a phenomenon that is just now coming into focus, is the mad scramble by diverse interest groups to promulgate their own sets of guidelines, and subsequently fight to have them accepted as “the” guidelines, thereby to gain control the medical agenda. Guidelines written by competing interest groups will often direct doctors to do very different things, and will set up some very interesting turf battles.”

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