A cluster randomized controlled trial aimed at implementation of local quality improvement collaboratives to improve prescribing and test ordering performance of general practitioners: Study Protocol

@article{Trietsch2009ACR,
  title={A cluster randomized controlled trial aimed at implementation of local quality improvement collaboratives to improve prescribing and test ordering performance of general practitioners: Study Protocol},
  author={Jasper Trietsch and Trudy DEM van der Weijden and Wim H J M Verstappen and Rob Janknegt and Paul E. M. Muijrers and Ron A. G. Winkens and Ben van Steenkiste and Richard P.T.M. Grol and Job Metsemakers},
  journal={Implementation Science : IS},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={6 - 6}
}
BACKGROUND The use of guidelines in general practice is not optimal. Although evidence-based methods to improve guideline adherence are available, variation in physician adherence to general practice guidelines remains relatively high. The objective for this study is to transfer a quality improvement strategy based on audit, feedback, educational materials, and peer group discussion moderated by local opinion leaders to the field. The research questions are: is the multifaceted strategy… CONTINUE READING

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