GPs and pay concerns hindering pharmacy programs

Negative perceptions by doctors and patients as well as remuneration concerns are inhibiting community pharmacy chronic disease management, Australian experts say.

Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy conducted in-depth interviews with 21 NSW community pharmacists, based around the feasibility of a cardiovascular disease case study.

The interviews and an accompanying literature review revealed a range of factors inhibiting their uptake of chronic disease management programs, including resistance from doctors, patient concerns, perceived knowledge deficits, lack of