Praxis Makes Perfect?


  • Joseph J. Fins

    Associate for Medicine
    1. The Hastings Center and assistant professor of medicine at Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y.
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    • Joseph J. Fins, “Praxis Makes Perfect?” Hastings Center Report 23, no. 5 (1993): 16–19.


Hospital formulary committees blend cost-effectiveness analysis, peer review, and continuing medical education to regulate hospital drug purchases and physicians' prescribing patterns in ways that may be instructive to the societal debate on health care reform.