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How “should” we write guideline recommendations? Interpretation of deontic terminology in clinical practice guidelines: survey of the health services community
  1. E A Lomotan1,
  2. G Michel1,
  3. Z Lin2,
  4. R N Shiffman1
  1. 1Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  2. 2Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  1. Correspondence to Richard N. Shiffman, MCIS Yale Center for Medical Informatics, 300 George St, Ste 501 New Haven, CT 06511; richard.shiffman{at}yale.edu

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  • Funding This study was supported by grant R01-LM07199, which is cofunded by the National Library of Medicine and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, contract AHRQ-07-10045, and by grant T15-LM07065 from the National Library of Medicine.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The Yale Human Investigations Committee approved our study under exemption status. The survey instrument did not collect any personally identifiable information.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding This study was supported by grant R01-LM07199, which is cofunded by the National Library of Medicine and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, contract AHRQ-07-10045, and by grant T15-LM07065 from the National Library of Medicine.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The Yale Human Investigations Committee approved our study under exemption status. The survey instrument did not collect any personally identifiable information.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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