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Table 1 Intervention components and description

From: Feedback GAP: pragmatic, cluster-randomized trial of goal setting and action plans to increase the effectiveness of audit and feedback interventions in primary care

Feedback reports

One page focusing on patients with diabetes and one on patients with heart disease. Aggregate rather than patient-specific data provided. Performance compared to top 10% of peers, presented in tables and bar graphs.

Explanatory document

One page description of how data was generated, including possible limitations.

Suggestions document

One page with clinical recommendations (ie. managing muscle aches for patients taking statins) and generic quality improvement strategies (i.e.. work with administrative staff to encourage patients to have periodic visits only for chronic disease management)

Continuing medical education form

Two-page self-reflection survey required by the College of Family Physicians to earn continuing medical education credits related to practice audits.