Printed educational messages aimed at family practitioners fail to increase retinal screening among their patients with diabetes: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN72772651]

@inproceedings{Zwarenstein2014PrintedEM,
  title={Printed educational messages aimed at family practitioners fail to increase retinal screening among their patients with diabetes: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN72772651]},
  author={Merrick Zwarenstein and Susan K. Shiller and Ruth Croxford and Jeremy M. Grimshaw and Diane Kelsall and J Michael Paterson and Andreas Laupacis and Peter C. Austin and Karen Tu and Lingsong Yun and Janet E. Hux},
  booktitle={Implementation science : IS},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence of the effectiveness of printed educational messages in narrowing the gap between guideline recommendations and practice is contradictory. Failure to screen for retinopathy exposes primary care patients with diabetes to risk of eye complications. Screening is initiated by referral from family practitioners but adherence to guidelines is suboptimal. We aimed to evaluate the ability of printed educational messages aimed at family doctors to increase retinal screening of… CONTINUE READING
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