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Cookbook Medicine Versus Standardization

March 8, 201715 min
Clinical practice guidelines can be potentially valuable tools for clinicians, however, these can also hinder individualized medicine. Standardization, the other side of the same coin, can affect many areas of medicine with the growth of evidence-based medicine and efforts at measuring, reporting, and improving quality.In this fascinating segment, Dr. Vijay Trisal, associate clinical professor in Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery at City of Hope, discusses and debates the merits of cookbook medicine vs standardization, and how health care providers must be fluid and be able to take those standards and utilize them to create personalized treatments for the unique conditions of their patients.

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