Guidelines; from foe to friend?Comparative interviews with GPs in Norway and Denmark
However, earlier qualitative studies on this topic are not necessarily comparable. Hence, there is a lack of empirical comparative studies of GPs' attitudes to following clinical guidelines.
In this study we reproduce a Norwegian focus group study of GPs' general attitudes to national clinical guidelines in Denmark and conduct a comparative analysis of the findings.
Comparative qualitative studies of GPs' attitudes to clinical guidelines may reveal cross-national differences relating to the varying histories of guideline development. Further studies are needed to explore this hypothesis.