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I'll need a sick leave certificate too, doc...

Joy Hewitt

What prevents doctors from applying best clinical practice when issuing certificates for sick leave?

Take Home Messages: Although Swedish general practitioners sought to issue fewer sick leave certificates, a range of barriers both within and outside the healthcare system prevented them from following their preferred clinical practice.   Barriers associated with the healthcare system included the doctor’s own competence in making complex clinical judgments and dealing with patient demands, the performance of other healthcar...

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