Adherence by primary care physicians to guidelines for the clinical management of dyslipidemia. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • BACKGROUND: There is a wide treatment gap between evidence-based guidelines and their implementation in primary care. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the extent to which physicians" literally" follow guidelines for secondary prevention of dyslipidemia and the extent to which they practice" substitute" therapeutic measures. METHODS: We performed a post hoc analysis of data collected in a prospective cluster randomized trial. The participants were 130 primary care physicians treating 7745 patients requiring secondary prevention …

publication date

  • November 1, 2011