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How GPs value guidelines applied to patients with multimorbidity: A qualitative study

Luijks, Hilde D; Lucassen, Peter; Loeffen, Maartje JW; Lagro-Janssen, Antoine L; Schermer, Tjard RJ; van Weel, Chris


Objectives: To explore and describe the value general practitioner (GPs) attribute to medical guidelines when they are applied to patients with multimorbidity, and to describe which benefits GPs experience from guideline adherence in these patients. Also, we aimed to identify limitations from guideline adherence in patients with multimorbidity, as perceived by GPs, and to describe their empirical solutions to manage these obstacles. Design: Focus group study with purposive sampling of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007905
Access Rights: Open Access
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