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Opinions of Japanese rheumatology physicians regarding clinical practice guidelines

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Title:
Opinions of Japanese rheumatology physicians regarding clinical practice guidelines
Authors:
Higashi T, Nakayama T, Fukuhara S, Yamanaka H, Mimori T, Ryu J, Yonenobu K, Murata N, Matsuno H, Ishikawa H, Ochi T
Journal:
Int J Qual Health Care
Publication date:
2010
Volume:
22
Issue:
2
First page:
78
Last page:
85
Publication type:
Journal
Abstract
Objective. To examine the views of rheumatology physicians concerning clinical practice guidelines in Japan, and changes to them following the dissemination of new guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2004. Design. Two cross-sectional questionnaire surveys, the first conducted before publication of new evidence-based RA clinical practice guidelines and the second conducted after implementation. Setting. Rheumatology-focused practices in Japan. Participants. A random sample of physicians registered with the Japan Rheumatism Foundation who satisfied the registration criteria with regard to experience with RA care. Results. The percentage of guideline users increased from 48 to 60% following publication of the new RA guidelines in 2004 (P
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Opinions of Japanese rheumatology physicians regarding clinical practice guidelines Higashi T, Nakayama T, Fukuhara S, Yamanaka H, Mimori T, Ryu J et al. Int J Qual Health Care 2010; 22(2):78-85.

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