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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Order Sets and Protocols

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Order Sets

  • Standardized instructions to manage a disease, condition or procedure
  • Presented as a set of orders to be individually selected and signed by an authorized prescriber


  • Step-by-step statement of a routine procedure
  • To assure intended effect is reliably achieved

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