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OBJECTIVE To assess Canadian physicians' confidence in, attitudes about and preferences regarding clinical practice guidelines. DESIGN Cross-sectional, self-administered mailed survey. PARTICIPANTS Stratified random sample of 3000 Canadian physicians; 1878 (62.6%) responded. SETTING Canada. OUTCOME MEASURES Physicians' use of various information(More)
PURPOSE To develop a conceptual tool for the systematic development of cancer treatment practice guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS The guidelines development tool, the Practice Guidelines Development Cycle, was derived from observing an evidence-based practice guidelines initiative at a comprehensive cancer center in Ontario, Canada, and from a literature(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess internists' familiarity with, confidence in, and attitudes about practice guidelines issued by various organizations. DESIGN Cross-sectional, self-administered survey. PARTICIPANTS Questionnaires were mailed to a stratified random sample of 2600 members of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 1992. Of the 2513 internists who(More)
UNLABELLED Recommendations are proposed for preparing more informative abstracts of articles describing clinical practice guidelines. Information about the development and content of guidelines should be summarized with the following structure. OBJECTIVE a succinct statement of the objective of the guideline, including the targeted health problem, the(More)