Integrating a pharmacist into the general practice environment: Opinions of pharmacists, general practitioners, health care consumers, and practice managers

Christopher Freeman, W Neill Cottrell, Greg Kyle, Ian Williams, Lisa Nissen

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Abstract

Background: Pharmacists are viewed as highly trained yet underutilised and there is growing support to extend the role of the pharmacist within the primary health care sector. The integration of a pharmacist into a general practice medical centre is not a new concept however is a novel approach in Australia and evidence supporting this role is currently limited. This study aimed to describe the opinions of local stakeholders in South-East Queensland on the integration of a pharmacist into the Australian general practice environment. Methods: A sample of general practitioners, health care consumers, pharmacists and practice managers in South- East Queensland were invited to participate in focus groups or semi-structured interviews. Seeding questions common to all sessions were used to facilitate discussion. Sessions were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-229
Number of pages1
JournalBMC Health Services Research
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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