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LAGUNES-CORDOBA, Roberto et al. Why don’t doctors use early insulinization therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2?: A qualitative approach in a Mexican city. Salud colect. [online]. 2017, vol.13, n.4, pp.693-712. ISSN 1669-2381.

Early insulinization therapy is regarded as an efficient aid to improve long term control and quality of life in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2). Nevertheless, both patients and medical staff confront barriers in using this therapeutic tool. This study employs a qualitative approach to explore the barriers to early insulinization among medical staff from the public sector in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, México. Between 2015 and 2016, in-depth interviews were conducted with general and specialist physicians offering primary health care to patients with DM2. The transcribed interviews were analyzed to extract and organize categories and subcategories of barriers among medical staff. These barriers were then grouped into three categories and exemplified with interview excerpts: barriers coming from the medical staff itself, barriers emerging from the doctor-patient interaction, and institutional barriers. Uses for the classification obtained are discussed, as are some of the solutions proposed by study participants.

Keywords : Diabetes Mellitus Type 2; Hospital Medical Staff; Therapeutics; Mexico.

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