|Comparison of barriers to use of treatment guidelines between family doctors and hospital based physicians|
|Statement||Family doctors(n = 106)||Hospital physicians(n = 285)||p||Conclusion|
|There is no time to search for information||2.40||3.39||p < 0.00001||For family doctors, lack of time to search for information is more serious barrier than for hospital physicians|
|Treatment guidelines are too complicated and it is difficult to find the necessary information||3.4||3.81||0.0003||Finding necessary information from guidelines is more difficult for family doctors|
|Treatment guidelines are hard to implement in daily practice due to lack of resources in medicine (investigation availabilities etc)||2.99||3.30||0.0117||Lack of resources in medicine is more serious barrier for family doctors compared to hospital physicians|
|Treatment guidelines are hard to implement in daily practice due to lack of resources of patients (expensive medication etc)||3.09||3.34||0.0340||Lack of resources of patients is the stronger barrier for family doctors|
(Response options to the statements: 1 – strongly agree; 2 – somewhat agree; 3 – neither agree nor disagree; 4 – somewhat disagree; 5 – strongly disagree).
Taba et al.
Taba et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:455 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-455