Adoption of the reference framework for diabetes care by primary care physicians
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Abstract1. The level of adoption of the Hong Kong Reference Framework for Diabetes Care was high among primary care physicians who responded to the survey.
2. Improvements should be made in the patient version to enhance patient knowledge on diabetes and promote self-management.
3. Insufficient resources, time, and support, as well as perceived influence on clinical autonomy and patient selection of services were major barriers among primary care physicians to adopt the framework.
4. Additional user-friendly versions of the reference framework should be provided.
5. Strengthening of healthcare provision and financing as well as continuing professional education are needed to improve cooperation among stakeholders in delivering high-quality, patient-centred, multidisciplinary diabetes care.
All Author(s) ListWong MCS, Tsang KWK, Kung K, Wong C, Chung VCH, Wang HHX, Yip BHK, Chung RYN, Chan JCN
Journal nameHong Kong Medical Journal
Volume Number24
Issue Number1 (Supplement 2)
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PagesS21 - S23
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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