The Dissemination and Use of Ultrasonography in Danish General Practice.

Camilla Aakjær, John Brodersen, Annette Sofie Davidsen, Ole Graumann, Martin Bach Jensen

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The Dissemination and Use of Ultrasonography in Danish General Practice.

Point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) is called the future stethoscope and clinicians increasingly use it as part of the bedside examination of patients. POC-US is disseminating into Danish general practice, but this is an unregulated process and we do not know to which extent ultrasound is used or how it is used.
The purposes of this study was to, firstly describe the frequency of GPs who use ultrasonography and the characteristics of these GPs. Secondly, we aimed to describe the GPs’ experiences with ultrasound examinations, organizational barriers, motivational factors, and concerns raised by the GPs regarding use of ultrasound in general practice.
Mixed methods were used to develop a questionnaire: themes from an interview study with 25 GPs working in Danish general practice were converted into items. Thereafter, a draft version of a questionnaire was tested in group interviews including GPs to secure face validity. A revised version of the questionnaire was then pilot-tested using think-aloud and probing in individual interviews with GPs. After stepwise evaluation and adaption, the final questionnaire will be circulated to all general practitioners registered in the Danish medical association.
We will present the results at the conference.
This study will provide knowledge about the current dissemination of ultrasonography in Danish general practice. Furthermore, the data collected can describe the GPs’ capability, opportunity and motivation for using the technology in their consultations. Finally, the study will also be able to reveal the concerns associated with implementation of ultrasound in general practice.
Publikationsdato3 jul. 2020
StatusUdgivet - 3 jul. 2020
Begivenhed14ème Congrès du Collège de la Médecine Générale. - E-congress, Paris , Frankrig
Varighed: 2 jul. 20203 jul. 2020


Konference14ème Congrès du Collège de la Médecine Générale.


  • ponit-of-care ulreasound