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.
Freeman, C., Cottrell, W. N., Kyle, G., Williams, I., & Nissen, L. (2012). Integrating a pharmacist into the general practice environment: Opinions of pharmacists, general practitioners, health care consumers, and practice managers. BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), 229-229. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-229