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Article: What do Hong Kong's family physicians think of clinical guidelines? - A questionnaire survey

TitleWhat do Hong Kong's family physicians think of clinical guidelines? - A questionnaire survey
Authors
KeywordsAttitudes
Clinical guidelines
Family physicians
Hong Kong
Survey
Issue Date2011
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 2011, v. 33 n. 1, p. 4-11 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To study the current use of and attitude towards clinical guidelines (CGs) among Hong Kong's family physicians, and to explore the attributes that may enhance implementation. Design: Postal questionnaire survey. Subjects: A questionnaire was posted to all 1427 members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP) in the period from March to July, 2010. Main outcome measures: Response to a questionnaire on the current usage of and attitude towards CGs, respondents' demographic data. Results: 617 completed questionnaires were received (response rate 43.2%). Ninety-one percent of respondents had used CGs in patient care and 85% had used them within a month. Sixty-three percent of respondents gave the internet as the first answer to the question of where they found the clinical guidelines. "Contradicting recommendations" was ranked highest as a barrier to guideline use (82%), followed by "CGs not tailored for individual patient's needs" (77%), and "mistrust guidelines sponsored by pharmaceutical companies" (75%). There was a very high degree of agreement on what constituted a good CG: evidence-based (99%), simple and easy to use (99%), applicable to the local population (99%) and the primary care setting (98%), regularly updated (98%) and with cost effective recommendations (93%). On strategies thought to be useful in promoting the use of CGs, 96% of respondents agreed on effective dissemination, 93% on a central system for adoption of CGs, 90% on involving primary care doctors in drafting CGs and 71% on providing financial incentives. Conclusion: Most respondents were using and supportive of CGs, and would like to have a central system for guideline adoption and effective dissemination. They wished to be more involved in the development process. They thought a good CG should be evidence-based, simple and easy to use and applicable in the local setting. Family physicians' views about CGs are important and relevant for Hong Kong's guideline development policy.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134429
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwong, MBLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, LWYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHong, Ten_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-17T09:20:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-17T09:20:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 2011, v. 33 n. 1, p. 4-11en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To study the current use of and attitude towards clinical guidelines (CGs) among Hong Kong's family physicians, and to explore the attributes that may enhance implementation. Design: Postal questionnaire survey. Subjects: A questionnaire was posted to all 1427 members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP) in the period from March to July, 2010. Main outcome measures: Response to a questionnaire on the current usage of and attitude towards CGs, respondents' demographic data. Results: 617 completed questionnaires were received (response rate 43.2%). Ninety-one percent of respondents had used CGs in patient care and 85% had used them within a month. Sixty-three percent of respondents gave the internet as the first answer to the question of where they found the clinical guidelines. "Contradicting recommendations" was ranked highest as a barrier to guideline use (82%), followed by "CGs not tailored for individual patient's needs" (77%), and "mistrust guidelines sponsored by pharmaceutical companies" (75%). There was a very high degree of agreement on what constituted a good CG: evidence-based (99%), simple and easy to use (99%), applicable to the local population (99%) and the primary care setting (98%), regularly updated (98%) and with cost effective recommendations (93%). On strategies thought to be useful in promoting the use of CGs, 96% of respondents agreed on effective dissemination, 93% on a central system for adoption of CGs, 90% on involving primary care doctors in drafting CGs and 71% on providing financial incentives. Conclusion: Most respondents were using and supportive of CGs, and would like to have a central system for guideline adoption and effective dissemination. They wished to be more involved in the development process. They thought a good CG should be evidence-based, simple and easy to use and applicable in the local setting. Family physicians' views about CGs are important and relevant for Hong Kong's guideline development policy.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAttitudesen_HK
dc.subjectClinical guidelinesen_HK
dc.subjectFamily physiciansen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectSurveyen_HK
dc.titleWhat do Hong Kong's family physicians think of clinical guidelines? - A questionnaire surveyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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