4129.0 Health Services Research: Are Patients Treated According to Recommended Guidelines?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
Guidelines are one of the means by which health care organizations try to improve health care and lower its cost. Studies have shown, however, that guidelines are still not being adequately implemented. Preliminary findings imply that physicians' knowledge of guidelines does not in itself lead to better guideline implementation Preliminary findings suggest that physician assessment and management behaviors in the Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults vary by patient characteristics. Physician charting must improve to better inform medical quality improvement campaigns.
Session Objectives: • Differentiate between Physicians’ knowledge of and compliance with guidelines. • List four or more indicators for evaluation of physicians’ adherence to guidelines. • Identify the components of the NHLBI Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. • Discuss the expanding role of emergency departments in chronic disease care

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Sherry Adkins, MD, MPH, Marietta Orlowski, PhD and Sylvia Ellison, MA
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CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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