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2022 Dec 31

BMC Health Serv Res



“Frustrated with the whole system”: a qualitative framework analysis of the issues faced by people accessing health services for chronic pain.


Hopkins RE, Degenhardt L, Campbell G, Farnbach S, Gisev N
BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Dec 31; 22(1):1603.
PMID: 36587208.


Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is complex and often requires multimodal management comprising of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. To inform delivery of CNCP management, it is important to understand how current health services providing non-pharmacological treatments are accessed by exploring the experiences of people attempting to access services. In doing so, this study sought to explore the underlying drivers of service access barriers.