The recent development of clinical practice heuristics is a logical consequence of outcomes and effectiveness research. Proponents of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) believe they will lower costs, enhance quality, and reduce the incidence of malpractice claims. Although the process for generating CPGs appears relatively uncomplicated, guidelines alone do not produce lasting changes in physician behaviour. Discusses strategies for implementing CPGs based on the various factors that influence physician behaviour. Recommends direct behaviour management strategy based on financial contingencies.
Goodpastor, W. and Montoya, I. (1996), "Motivating physician behaviour change: social influence versus financial contingencies", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 9 No. 6, pp. 4-9. https://doi.org/10.1108/09526869610128214Download as .RIS
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