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Table 4 Determinants of active use of guidelines in physicians’daily practice

From: Factors affecting the use of clinical practice guidelines by hospital physicians: the interplay of IT infrastructure and physician attitudes

Variables Adjusted odds ratio [95% CI]
Model A Model B
Male (ref Female) 1.58 [1.04–2.40]* 1.59 [1.04–2.43]*
Senior residency (ref Junior residency) 1.47 [0.89–2.42] 1.47 [0.89–2.43]
Internal medicine specialty (ref Others) 1.40 [0.88–2.23] 1.41 [0.88–2.25]
Education for CPG use (ref no education) 1.72 [1.04–2.50]** 1.68 [1.12–2.53]*
Knowledge of guideline network 'Minds' (ref No knowledge) 1.00 [0.64–1.56] 0.97 [0.62–1.51]
Preference to use digital guidelines (ref book guidelines) 2.33 [1.45–3.74]*** 1.01 [0.37–2.76]
When to use CPGs
 For therapeutic decision-making (Yes) 6.15 [3.62–10.43]*** 6.09 [3.58–10.35]***
 To gain related knowledge (Yes) 0.78 [0.49–1.24] 0.77 [0.48–1.22]
 For shared decision-making with patients (Yes) 1.77 [0.97–3.22] 1.82 [0.10–3.31]
Hospital IT score_Medium to High (ref Low) 1.23 [0.72–2.12] 0.61 [0.24–1.53]
Preference to use digital guidelines x Hospital IT score_Medium to High 2.88 [0.94–8.83]
C-statistics 0.752 0.753
  1. CI confidence interval, CPG clinical practice guidelines
  2. Model A—without an interaction term, model B—with interaction terms
  3. *P < 0.05
  4. **P < 0.01
  5. ***P < 0.001