Primary care clinician attitudes towards electronic clinical reminders and clinical practice guidelines.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Compliance with outpatient practice guidelines is low and clinical reminders have had variable success in improving adherence rates. We surveyed primary care physicians (PCPs) regarding practice guidelines and the perceived utility of electronic reminders for both routine health maintenance (HM) items and chronic disease management. Most PCPs preferred receiving reminders in an electronic format rather than a paper format. Electronic reminders were felt to be more useful for HM items than for diabetes management. The majority of clinicians felt that electronic reminders significantly improved overall health care quality.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gandhi, TK; Sequist, TD; Poon, EG; Karson, AS; Murff, H; Fairchild, DG; Kuperman, GJ; Bates, DW

Published Date

  • January 2003

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 848 -

PubMed ID

  • 14728353

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1480099

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-597X


  • eng