The awareness-to-adherence model of the steps to clinical guideline compliance. The case of pediatric vaccine recommendations.

@article{Pathman1996TheAM,
  title={The awareness-to-adherence model of the steps to clinical guideline compliance. The case of pediatric vaccine recommendations.},
  author={Donald E. Pathman and Thomas R. Konrad and Gary Lee Freed and Victoria A. Freeman and Gary G. Koch},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={873-89}
}
OBJECTIVES This article proposes, tests, and explores the potential applications of a model of the cognitive and behavioral steps physicians take when they comply with national clinical practice guidelines. The authors propose that when physicians comply with practice guidelines, they must first become aware of the guidelines, then intellectually agree with them, then decide to adopt them in the care they provide, then regularly adhere to them at appropriate times. METHODS Data used to test… CONTINUE READING

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