Guidelines for GPs are often based on evidence and studies performed outside of general practice itself. This affects doctors’ judgements of the risk-to-benefit ratio of treatments and the performance of diagnostic tests. As Tania Winzenberg, Professor of chronic disease management at the University of Tasmania, and I write in the Medical Journal of Australia today, ...
Australian GPs are offered guidelines not relevant to their patients, and they often ignore them
By Gerard Gill
11 Jul 2016