To assess internists'familiarity with, confidence in, and attitudes about practice guidelines issued by various organizations.
Cross-sectional, self-administered survey.
Questionnaires were mailed to a stratified random sample of 2600 members of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 1992.
Of the 2513 internists who met our eligibility criteria, 1513 responded (60%). Measurements and Results : Familiarity with guidelines varied from 11% of responders for the ACP guideline on exercise treadmill testing to 59% of responders for the National Cholesterol Education Program guideline.
Confidence was reported in ACP guidelines by 82% of responders but by only 6% for Blue Cross and Blue Shield guidelines.
Mots-clés Pascal : Questionnaire, Médecin, Connaissance, Pratique professionnelle, Recommandation, Attitude, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Questionnaire, Physician, Knowledge, Professional practice, Recommendation, Attitude, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0542880
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199501.