Title
Factors associated with clinical inertia : an integrative review Factors associated with clinical inertia : an integrative review
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
: ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Advances in medical education and practice. - Place of publication unknown
Volume/pages
5(2014) , p. 141-147
ISSN
1179-7258
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/468e07/296e17d1.pdf
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