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Table 5 Reasons for non-adherence to the national guidelinea answered by 203 Danish general practitioners

From: Management of sore throat in Danish general practices

Answers N (%)
Confidence in clinical assessment 79 (39%)
Time pressure 68 (33%)
Difficulty remembering the guideline 39 (19%)
Concerns for complications 27 (13%)
Consultation is easier or faster 26 (13%)
Patient insist on antibiotic treatment 14 (7%)
Concerns for patient complaints 8 (4%)
The guideline is too simple 8 (4%)
Use of local guideline 4 (2%)
Lack of confidence in the guideline 1 (0%)
  1. Note: Participants were asked to select one or more answers
  2. aRespiratory tract infections - diagnosis and treatment 2014 (Danish Society of General Practitioners, DSAM). http://vejledninger.dsam.dk/luftvejsinfektioner/ Accessed 19 July 2018