The effect of commitment to the organization on physicians's familiarity with guidelines for diabetes in managed care organizations

Revital Gross, Hava Tabenkin, Anthony David Heymann, Avi Porath, Boaz Porter, Ronit Matzliach, Miriam Greenstein

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Abstract

Despite continuous efforts, healthcare organizations still find it difficult to influence physicians to follow clinical guidelines. Previous studies have not taken into account the organizational context of the physicians'1/4 practice. We conducted a survey of a representative sample of 743 primary care physicians employed in Israel'1/4s 2 largest managed care health plans. The findings indicated that ĝ€commitment to the health planĝ€ and ĝ€perceived monitoring by the health planĝ€ had an independent positive effect on familiarity with guidelines for treating diabetes. We propose that managers of healthcare organizations consider enhancing physicians'1/4 commitment to the organization as a means for increasing their adherence with clinical guidelines, thereby improving the quality of care provided to diabetic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-240
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Clinical guidelines
  • Diabetes
  • Managed care
  • Physician behavior

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