I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 18 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022


2022 Jun 24

Aust J Prim Health

Health and service needs, priorities and initiatives of primary health networks related to chronic pain.


De Morgan S, Walker P, Blyth FM, Marks L, Rychetnik L, Nicholas M, Sanders D, Wilson A
Aust J Prim Health. 2022 Jun 24.
PMID: 35738294.


Chronic pain is a major and growing public health issue. Multidisciplinary tertiary pain services cannot meet patient demand and greater involvement of primary care is needed. The aims of this study were to understand the needs and priorities of Australian primary health networks (PHNs) related to the management and secondary prevention of chronic pain; map current PHN chronic pain initiatives and identify gaps; highlight key enablers to implementation; and highlight solutions identified by PHNs to increase capacity to commission initiatives.