A feasibility study of a combined nurse/pharmacist-led chronic pain clinic in primary care

Qual Prim Care. 2008;16(2):91-4.


Chronic pain is common and management hampered by lack of resources in primary and secondary care. Nurse- or pharmacist-led clinics have been shown to lead to improvements in care for patients with chronic pain. This study showed that a combined nurse/pharmacist-led clinic for managing chronic pain in primary care can lead to improvements in management of pain, reduction in use of secondary care resources and high rates of satisfaction.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities / organization & administration*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nurses / organization & administration*
  • Pain Management*
  • Pharmacists / organization & administration*
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Referral and Consultation