Analgesics: a comparison of therapeutic knowledge and inter-professional liaison between general practitioners and community pharmacists

A Briggs, E Scott, K Steele

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to ascertain general practitioners' (GPs') and pharmacists' knowledge of analgesics, to establish professional opinion on their use, and to assess the extent of pharmacist input into the prescribing of analgesics. Pharmacists displayed a better knowledge of analgesics than their colleagues in general practice, but had little input into the prescribing decisions made by GPs. Pharmacists' knowledge is not being put to best use in contributing to the preparation of practice formularies, and links between these two health professional groups need to be developed further.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-9
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Volume47
Issue number419
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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