Title: The attitude of Belgian social insurance physicians towards evidence-based practice and clinical practice guidelines
Authors: Heselmans, Annemie ×
Donceel, Peter
Aertgeerts, Bert
Van de Velde, Stijn
Ramaekers, Dirk #
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Biomed central ltd
Series Title: Bmc family practice vol:10
Article number: 64
Abstract: Background: Evidence-based medicine has broadened its scope and is starting to reach insurance medicine. Although still in its initial stages, physicians in the area of insurance medicine should keep up-to-date with the evidence on various diseases in order to correctly assess disability and to give appropriate advice about health care reimbursement. In order to explore future opportunities of evidence-based medicine to improve daily insurance medicine, there is a need for qualitative studies to better understand insurance physicians' perceptions of EBM. The present study was designed to identify the attitude of insurance physicians towards evidence-based medicine and clinical practice guidelines, and to determine their ability to access, retrieve and appraise the health evidence and the barriers for applying evidence to practice.
ISSN: 1471-2296
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Environment and Health - miscellaneous
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Academic Center for General Practice
Department of Public Health miscellaneous
Occupational, Environmental and Insurance Medicine (-)
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