It is widely accepted that physicians are slow to change the way they practice. Numerous factors influence their clinical behavior, such as their medical training, what they learn at medical conferences, thought-leaders in their area, and accumulating scientific evidence of better ways to manage illness. Each year, thousands of studies are published in peer-reviewed medical journals or presented at medical conferences.

Renal & Urology News is curious as to how these new findings affect what physicians do in terms of patient care. Please take a few moments to answer our latest poll question:

Has the publication or announcement of new study findings ever prompted an immediate change in the way you manage a patient’s medical problem?
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