Changing Physician Prescribing Practices: Regulation vs Education

Robert L. Kane, Judith Garrard

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Changing physicians' behavior is not easy.1 Although we would like to believe in a world where health professionals incorporate well-analyzed valid information into their daily practices, in fact, putting scientifically vetted information to use is slow and arduous. Translating consensus conference results into practice has proven a greater challenge than reaching consensus.2,3 The guidelines now being promulgated by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research face the same difficulties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-394
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 2 1994


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