Why Many Doctors Don’t Follow ‘Best Practices’

This excellent article identifies the critical aspect of treatment decisions — dialogue with the patient to understand individual context, health history, family associated risk etc. Guidelines are just that – guides for such dialogue, rather than fixed treatment requirements. Now the payment and regulatory structures need to adapt to that worldview…

Doctors, it turns out, often don’t follow evidence-based guidelines. One result? Unnecessary tests. Scientists who study this contrariness think they know why.

Source: Why Many Doctors Don’t Follow ‘Best Practices’

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