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2022 Sep 22

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



“It feels like an endless fight”: a qualitative study exploring healthcare utilization of persons with rheumatic conditions waiting for pain clinic admission.


Blanchard N, Deslauriers S, Gervais-Hupé J, Hudon A, Roy J-S, Bernatsky S, Feldman DE, Pinard A M, Fitzcharles M-A, Desmeules F, Perreault K
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Sep 22; 23(1):878.
PMID: 36131335.


Individuals living with a rheumatic pain condition can face delays in accessing pain clinics, which prevents them from receiving timely treatment. Little is known regarding their specific healthcare utilization in order to alleviate pain while waiting to obtain services in pain clinics. Hence, the aim of this study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of persons living with rheumatic conditions regarding healthcare utilization while waiting to access a pain clinic.