Ghali et al. (1) raise important points about guidelines and performance measures. Although they focus on heart failure, their comments are relevant beyond a single clinical condition. We agree with the goal of personalizing patient care to the extent possible, but we do not believe that guidelines and performance measures necessarily conflict with this important goal. As members of the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines (TFPG) and Task Force on Performance Measures (TFPM), we welcome the opportunity to discuss our perspective on these issues.
- performance measures
- practice of medicine
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine