Barriers to adherence to asthma management guidelines among inner-city primary care providers.

@article{Wisnivesky2008BarriersTA,
  title={Barriers to adherence to asthma management guidelines among inner-city primary care providers.},
  author={Juan P Wisnivesky and Jessica Lorenzo and Richard Lyn-Cook and Thomas R. Newman and Adam Aponte and Elizabeth Kiefer and Ethan A. Halm},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={264-70}
}
BACKGROUND Health care provider adherence to national asthma guidelines is critical in translating evidence-based recommendations into improved outcomes. Unfortunately, provider adherence to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines remains low. OBJECTIVE To identify barriers to guideline adherence among primary care professionals providing care to inner-city, minority patients with asthma. METHODS We surveyed 202 providers from 4 major general medicine practices in… CONTINUE READING

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