Original Article: PDF OnlyThe Missing Links in Guideline ImplementationGross, Peter A.Author Information Peter A. Gross, M.D., is Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, and Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey. Quality Management in Health Care: Winter 1996 - Volume 4 - Issue 2 - p 34-36 Buy Abstract Practice guidelines or standards of quality are expected to be credible, valid, flexible, clear, and address the target population appropriately. Most, however, do not meet these criteria. Guidelines and standards of quality need to be written with indicators to measure compliance. If inadequate, compliance can be improved by devising implementation methods. ©1996Aspen Publishers, Inc.