• Knowledge gaps, time constraints limit use of OA guidelines in primary care

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Factors influencing the limited use of core clinical practice guideline recommendations for knee osteoarthritis among general practitioners include knowledge gaps, low confidence and skill deficiencies, time and other constraints, the practitioner's own perceived role and assumptions regarding patients and their habits, according to data published BMC Rheumatology.
    “Over the past few decades, research findings have led to some important changes in recommended management of people with osteoarthritis,” Thorlene Egerton, PhD, MPhil, of the University of Melbourne, Australia,
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