Why are clinical practice guidelines not followed?

  title={Why are clinical practice guidelines not followed?},
  author={Julian H. Barth and Shivani Misra and Kristin Moberg Aakre and Michel R. Langlois and Joseph C Watine and Patrick J. Twomey and Wytze P. Oosterhuis},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  volume={54 7},
Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are written with the aim of collating the most up to date information into a single document that will aid clinicians in providing the best practice for their patients. There is evidence to suggest that those clinicians who adhere to CPG deliver better outcomes for their patients. Why, therefore, are clinicians so poor at adhering to CPG? The main barriers include awareness, familiarity and agreement with the contents. Secondly, clinicians must feel that they… CONTINUE READING
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