Table 1

Barriers to using diabetes interventions in general practice identified in the literature.

Intervention

Barrier


Care plans

Time constraints

Amount of documentation required to claim *EPC items

Inconsistency between chronic disease care and acute care-oriented systems

Conflicting patient and +GP care goals

Inadequate knowledge about available #AH services

Inadequate training to work within interdisciplinary teams

Difficulty communicating with other °HPs

Long waiting lists

No practice nurses employed within the practice

Electronic templates

Time constraints

Unsure of process

Perception that the items were too business-focused

α IT-based diabetes interventions

Concerns about confidentiality

Staff shortages

Time constraints

Inadequate training

Anxiety about change


Note. *EPC = Enhanced Primary Care; +GP = general practitioner; #AH = Allied Health; °health professionals; αIT = information technology.

Costa et al. BMC Family Practice 2009 10:72   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-72

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