Last week we took a poll to find out doctor's opinions on "Treating patients based on experiences but contrary to Current Clinical Guidelines"
And as a response 126 doctors & medical students took the poll, out of which 72% of were doctors & 28% of were medical students.
Major specialties that participated were General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and others.
50% of Doctors 'often' treat patients based on their experiences but contrary to Clinical Guidelines
We have analyzed the results and are presented in the primer attached below.
Here’s a snippet of their opinions, in their own words…
"Scenarios may be different and also patient demography is not the same in all countries" ~ Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
"Guidelines are guiding principles, we have to take in to account many other aspects such as patient's background, affordability, educational level (especially) for complex regimen etc. before prescribing" ~ Internal Medicine
Guidelines are framed after many trials and they are made to ease the process of decision making clinically. So I mostly prefer to go as per the guidelines and if still the patient's condition is not improved then I go according to my senses ~ Dentistry