"I can't bend it and it hurts like mad": direct observation of gout consultations in routine primary health care.
BMC Fam Pract 2017 Oct 18;18(1):91. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
Department Primary Health Care & General Practice, University of Otago, 23a Mein Street, Wellington, New Zealand.
Background: Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and is associated with considerable co-morbidity. It is usually managed in the primary care setting with a combination of lifestyle modification and pharmacological therapy. This study describes patterns of communication about gout observed in interactions between patients and primary care practitioners during routine consultations. Read More