Family physician and practice characteristics in audit and feedback

Audit and feedback interventions elicit behaviour change by describing existing patterns of behaviour and providing education about desired ideal behaviours. But these effects vary based on their design and delivery.
Although many studies showed the effectiveness of such interventions on clinician prescribing behaviours, few have looked at the prescriber and practice characteristics most predictive of behaviour changes.
Understanding which clinicians are most likely to respond positively is necessary for improving quality of care.


How was this review done?

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Exploring barriers and facilitators to health equity

[April 27] The ongoing opioid crisis continues to inflict serious harms on thousands of British Columbians. Some harms are due to initiation of opioid analgesics in primary care which contributes to the development of prescription opioid addiction and opioid use disorder (OUD) in up to a quarter of all individuals started on opioid analgesics. (more…)

Newly started primary care opioid prescriptions plateaued in 2018-2019

Our new study published in the Canadian Journal of Addiction found plateauing rates of new starts of opioid analgesics in British Columbia in 2018-2019. We wanted to find out how many and what kind of opioid prescriptions were started to opioid naïve patients by family physicians in British Columbia. (more…)