Management of Chronic Pain: Improving shared decision making in osteoarthritis

BMJ. 2008 Apr 26;336(7650):954-5. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39520.701748.94. Epub 2008 Apr 8.


The burden of chronic pain for those who have it and their families is substantial, says Henry McQuay (doi: 10.1136/bmj.39520.699190.94), and these patients deserve better. Dawn Stacey and colleagues describe an example of quality improvement in practice for one group of people with chronic pain, those with osteoarthritis

MeSH terms

  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Humans
  • Osteoarthritis / therapy*
  • Patient Participation*
  • Patient Satisfaction