Table 4

Health professionals’ perceptions about the adoption of existing diagnostic guidelines
Guideline Recommend adoption Identified limitations
total n yes n (%) unsure n (%) no n (%) total n yes n (%) unsure n (%) no n (%)
IOM 25 1 (4.0) 13 (52.0) 11 (44.0) 21 7 (33.3) 11 (52.4) 3 (14.3)
UW 40 13 (32.5) 20 (50.0) 7 (17.5) 31 12 (38.7) 13 (41.9) 6 (19.4)
CDC 23 2 (8.7) 13 (56.5) 8 (34.8) 22 6 (27.3) 11 (50.0) 5 (22.7)
Canadian 26 8 (30.8) 14 (53.8) 4 (15.4) 22 8 (36.4) 9 (40.9) 5 (22.7)
Hoyme 11 1 (9.1) 3 (27.3) 7 (63.6) 9 7 (77.8) 1 (11.1) 1 (11.1)

IOM-Institute of Medicine guidelines; UW-University of Washington 4-Digit Diagnostic Code; CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines; Canadian-Canadian guidelines; Hoyme-Hoyme et al. clarification of Institute of Medicine guidelines.

Participants who were not familiar with a guideline were not required to respond to these questions. Also excludes participants who did not respond to the question or who indicated that the question was outside their area of expertise.

Watkins et al.

Watkins et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:69   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-69

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