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Table 2 Primary Themes and Subthemes of Factors that Influence Anti-TNF Prescribing Decisions

From: Factors that influence rheumatologists’ anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha prescribing decisions: a qualitative study

Primary Theme Subtheme
External Environment NICE Recommendations
Clinical Commissioning Groups
Cost Pressures
Published Clinical Evidence
Colleagues in Different Hospitals
Pharmaceutical Industry
Internal Hospital Systems to Promote Compliance with NICE Recommendations
Internal Treatment Pathways
Hospital Culture
Individual-level Patient Influence
Clinical Autonomy
Consultant Experience
Perception of DAS28
  1. DAS28: Disease Activity Score-28 Joints; NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence