Journal article

Facilitating Guideline Implementation in Primary Health Care Practices

Sanne Peters, Andre Bussieres, Bart Depreitere, Stijn Vanholle, Julie Cristens, Mieke Vermandere, Aliki Thomas

JOURNAL OF PRIMARY CARE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Introduction: Many patients continue to receive suboptimal services, inappropriate, unsafe, and costly care. Underutilization of research by health professionals is a common problem in the primary care setting. Although many theoretical frameworks can be used to help address such evidence-practice gaps, health care professionals may not be aware of the benefits of frameworks or of the most appropriate ones for their context and thus, may be faced with the challenge of selecting and using the most relevant one. Aim: The aim of this article was to describe the process used to adapt a knowledge translation framework to meet the local needs of health professionals working in one large primary ca..

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