Implementation of guidelines on stroke prevention.

  title={Implementation of guidelines on stroke prevention.},
  author={Flemming Hald Steffensen and Frede Olesen and H. T. S\orensen},
  journal={Family practice},
  volume={12 3},
The aim of the present paper was to study the implementation of new medical knowledge. We investigated whether Danish doctors have implemented new national guidelines for oral anticoagulation of atrial fibrillation. An anonymous questionnaire with six standardized case stories was sent to 315 general practitioners in the county of Viborg and Ringkøbing, 79 heads of departments of medicine and cardiology, and 20 heads of departments of neuromedicine across the country. The answers showed that… CONTINUE READING