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Frequent use of medical services. Patient reports of intentions to seek care.

Authors
  • Wagner, P J
  • Phillips, W
  • Radford, M
  • Hornsby, J L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of family medicine
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1995
Volume
4
Issue
7
Identifiers
PMID: 7606296
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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