Physician Recommendation of Diabetes Clinical Protocols

Darcy K. McMaughan, John C. Huber, Samuel N. Forjuoh, Ann M. Vuong, Janet Helduser, Marcia G. Ory, Jane N. Bolin

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Abstract

The authors examined the responses of 63 primary care physicians to diabetes clinical protocols (DCPs) for the management of type II diabetes (T2DM). We measured physician demographics, current diabetes patient loads, and responses to DCPs (physician attitudes, physician familiarity, and physician recommendation of DCPs) using a 20-question electronic survey. Results of the survey indicate that primary care physicians may be unfamiliar with the benefits of diabetes clinical protocols for the self-management of T2DM. Given the importance of diabetes self-management education in controlling T2DM, those interested in implementing DCPs should address the beliefs and attitudes of primary care physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalHospital topics
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • clinical practice guidelines
  • physician
  • primary care
  • self-management
  • Type II diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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