Frequent use of medical services. Patient reports of intentions to seek care.
- Published Article
Archives of family medicine
- Publication Date
Jul 01, 1995
Frequent users are more likely than infrequent users to report that they would seek care for minor symptoms. Infrequent users tend to self-treat for 3 to 7 days, after which time physician advice is sought. Efforts to teach patients optimal timing of use for different symptoms may be an effective intervention.
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