Clinical decision making and therapists' autonomy in the context of flexor tendon rehabilitation.

@article{Groth2008ClinicalDM,
  title={Clinical decision making and therapists' autonomy in the context of flexor tendon rehabilitation.},
  author={Gail N. Groth},
  journal={Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          254-9; quiz 260
        }
}
Sound clinical decision making (CDM) is one critical factor in the delivery of quality health care. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to examine therapists' autonomy in CDM, to describe therapists' clinical reasons influencing CDM, and to describe the influence of autonomy on actual clinical practice. A survey was distributed to 754 hand therapists and descriptive statistics was performed. Of the 754 surveys, 191 were returned (response rate 25.3%). Autonomy in CDM was perceived to… CONTINUE READING

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