Table 3

Summary of the identified factors that promote or impair GPs’ participation in QI programmes

Promoting factorsImpairing factors
Programme content is relevant for general practiceA universal lack of time in practice
Provision of relevant clinical toolsQI programme takes more time than what is judged reasonable related to outcome
The GP’s wish to be a better doctorLack of necessary structural elements needed to follow recommendations
The opportunity to participate in professional discussions with close colleaguesQI programme does not give an adequate amount of CME points
The opportunity to establish common routines in the GP practice, involving both GPs and other personnelQI programme contains too much theoretical information that is not seen as relevant for practice
Provision of individual clinical data and data over time to observe changeLack of financial support
  • QI, quality improvement.