What Textor thinks now, I don`t know, except that it was too harsh in its recipes. The Random House Dictionary offers more than 25 meanings, including: “1. something that is considered by a public authority or by general agreement as the basis of the comparison; an approved model . . . 3. a rule or principle that serves as the basis for the judgment. . . . 4. medium or normal requirement, quality, quantity, level, quality, etc.
24. Recognized excellence or established authority and the 25th, usually, usually. This dictionary suggests that one standard is different from a criterion, since the first involves a model for determining the quality or excellence of other things (“it could serve as a good breeding standard”), while the second is not (“Prosperity is not a criterion of a person`s value”). The central government has provided for strict control of all local authorities. David Eddy (shortly): “Pathway guidelines (protocols and algorithms) must lead a practitioner down a preferred management path. The limit guidelines (limit values or criteria) must define the limits of good practice. By distinguishing different types of practical policies (standards, guidelines and options), Eddy explains: “A policy of practice is considered a guideline when the results of the intervention are sufficiently well understood to allow for sound decisions about its correct use and whether it is preferred (or not preferred) by a sensitive but not unanimous majority of the population.” (Note in the section below that Eddy requires a stricter agreement for a standard.) They must do so without partisan bias, but with a strict sense of application and broader definition of the law. And is the policy really cleaner if strict restrictions are introduced? David Eddy (in short): In distinguishing the standards, guidelines and options for “practical policies,” Eddy states that “practice is considered a standard when the health and economic consequences of an intervention are sufficiently known to allow for sound decisions and there is virtually unanimity among patients about the desire (or non-desire) of the intervention and the proper use (or not) of the intervention.” (That is, a standard is the strictest form of a policy of practice.) Nevertheless, we have strict adoption rules in this country. Lawmakers expressed outrage and called for a severe punishment.