Hurdles and Levers: A comparative US-UK study of guidelines

This study examines how best to promote change in clinical practice and persuade doctors to use resources more efficiently.


Published: 01/11/1998

ISBN: 190208912X

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Among the functions of the new UK institutions, proposed by the Government's recent White Paper, will be responsibility for developing, diffusing and monitoring guidelines designed to promote good practice.

Drawing on the successful impact of guidelines in the US, the authors suggest that policy makers in the UK should be thinking about the incentives and sanctions required if guidelines are to be translated into changes in medical practice.

Suggested citation

Day P, Klein R and Miller F (1998) Hurdles and Levers: A comparative US-UK study of guidelines. Nuffield Trust.