Our experiment assesses the level of coordination on clinical best practice among physicians and investigates whether the release of guidelines helps in supporting coordination. Based on three clinical vignettes using current national guidelines, physicians evaluate the appropriateness of each of the proposed courses of action. Afterwards, physicians are allowed to ask which action corresponds to national guidelines and change their ratings, if desired. On average, slightly more than half of the sample coordinated on appropriateness evaluations. Empirical analysis indicates that several organizational and individual variables influence the level of coordination. Additionally, the release of national guidelines improved both the level of conformity and coordination. Our findings suggest changes in implementation practices to increase the impact of these shared protocols in the health field.

Experimental evidence on the role of shared protocols as coordination device on clinical best practices

Massimo Finocchiaro Castro;Domenico Lisi
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Domenica Romeo
2024-01-01

Abstract

Our experiment assesses the level of coordination on clinical best practice among physicians and investigates whether the release of guidelines helps in supporting coordination. Based on three clinical vignettes using current national guidelines, physicians evaluate the appropriateness of each of the proposed courses of action. Afterwards, physicians are allowed to ask which action corresponds to national guidelines and change their ratings, if desired. On average, slightly more than half of the sample coordinated on appropriateness evaluations. Empirical analysis indicates that several organizational and individual variables influence the level of coordination. Additionally, the release of national guidelines improved both the level of conformity and coordination. Our findings suggest changes in implementation practices to increase the impact of these shared protocols in the health field.
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