Journal article

Barriers and enablers in primary care clinicians' management of osteoarthritis: protocol for a systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis

T Egerton, L Diamond, R Buchbinder, K Bennell, SC Slade

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent and disabling condition. Primary care management of osteoarthritis is generally suboptimal despite evidence for several modestly effective interventions and the availability of high-quality clinical practice guidelines. This report describes a planned study to synthesise the views of primary care clinicians on the barriers and enablers to following recommended management of osteoarthritis, with the aim of providing new interpretations that may facilitate the uptake of recommended treatments, and in turn improve patient care. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. 5 databases will be searched usin..

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