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Title
Factors associated with clinical inertia : an integrative review
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Abstract
Failure to initiate or intensify therapy according to evidence-based guidelines is increasingly being acknowledged as a phenomenon that contributes to inadequate management of chronic conditions, and is referred to as clinical inertia. However, the number and complexity of factors associated with the clinical reasoning that underlies the decision-making processes in medicine calls for a critical examination of the consistency of the concept. Indeed, in the absence of information on and justification of treatment decisions that were made, clinical inertia may be only apparent, and actually reflect good clinical practice. This integrative review seeks to address the factors generally associated with clinical inaction, in order to better delineate the concept of true clinical inertia.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Advances in medical education and practice. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : publisher unknown, 2014
ISSN
1179-7258
Volume/pages
5(2014), p. 141-147
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 20.06.2014
Last edited 12.03.2017
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