The importance of family physicians use and attitude towards it in healthcare

Not surprisingly, these two barriers are most important in counselling-based strategies i.

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Footnote 1 In an environment in which possible sources of information constantly accumulate, it is crucial to understand and identify the major sources of scientific information that are used by physicians to keep their medical knowledge up to date, and how they concretely take in and use these sources.

Filling this gap would allow researchers to better understand the way family physicians work and to be able to better adapt KT to their needs.

The importance of family physicians use and attitude towards it in healthcare

Unless such a shift occurs, there will always be reasonable numbers of physicians with personal lifestyle characteristics that predict negative attitudes towards prevention. The word associations and occurrence i. Reports of Family Physician department. When we did not agree on a concept, we discussed the possibility to add a new one that fitted the data. The specific content of these statements will become apparent in our presentation of results Table 3. Family Practice ; — The questionnaire determined physicians' sociodemographic age, gender and professional characteristics [specialization, time in clinical practice, certification by the Swiss Medical Association or Federation Medicorum Helveticorum FMH ]. This was a continuing decrease of total care provision from when The discussions were generally fluent with little intervention by the moderators. They often combine various formal and informal information sources to keep their knowledge up to date. Physicians' perceptions of barriers to prevention Table 4 presents data regarding physicians' perceptions of the importance of various potential barriers to the implementation of prevention in general first column and to the implementation of eight specific preventive interventions subsequent columns. Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest. The population of generalists included both family physicians some of whom were FMH-certified and general interns all of whom were FMH-certified. Within the process of coding, we worked in parallel on the same transcript and discussed each coding unit together. Recruitment was complicated due to time constraints of the family physicians.

Physicians' perceptions of barriers to prevention Table 4 presents data regarding physicians' perceptions of the importance of various potential barriers to the implementation of prevention in general first column and to the implementation of eight specific preventive interventions subsequent columns.

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Each participant was asked to give a brief description of his career as a medical doctor, his work and workplace as well as his interest to participate in this study. Rural Remote Health. Hakim Med J. This was considered to be necessary in order to ensure enough time for interviews and focus groups which were held during working hours of participating family physicians.

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Informed consent was obtained verbally from every participant in one-on-one interviews as well as focus groups. Am J Manag Care. A reminder, with a second copy of the survey, was sent 2 weeks after the initial mailing in an effort to increase the response rate. Most often national conferences were mentioned. We draw attention to some interesting patterns in these results: When reading across rows of the table, it is clear that, generally speaking, lack of patient interest and lack of time are the barriers that are most often considered important by physicians. This care includes immediate hospital follow-up, long-term cancer survivorship care, comprehensive palliative care, postsurgical care, and long-term geriatric care along with the traditional comprehensive, continuous office-based care. Introduction A number of studies 1 — 6 have explored physicians' attitudes towards prevention and barriers to the delivery of preventive health interventions. In the face of technological advances in medicine, the high cost of inpatient care, funding constraints, and restructuring and regionalization, hospital care has become specialized, more acute, and less accessible to urban family doctors. Despite these positive opinions, the physicians point to many of the barriers identified in earlier studies. The corpus of the codes was thus made inductively and reflected the experience of the respondents [ 29 ]. Results Family physicians find themselves rather ambivalent about the translation of knowledge based on scientific literature, but generally express much interest in KT. To evaluate the quality of family physician program in Iran University of Medical Sciences. The Rural Physician Associate Program: successful outcomes in primary care and rural practice.

The studies conducted in different parts of Iran confirmed this finding and reported a good performance for the FPP. The principle of data saturation could not be applied because of the above mentioned participant recruitment difficulties.

At the same time, family physicians have been tasked with providing increasingly complex outpatient, community-based primary health care.

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