The RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method User’s Manual

The “RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method” was developed in the 1980s to determine which care is overused and which is underused. This manual presents step-by-step guidelines for conceptualizing, designing, and carrying out a study of the appropriateness of medical or surgical procedures (for either diagnosis or treatment) using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method.

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