Table 2

Reasons provided by patients when asking for delayed prescriptions to be filled early: N=32.

Still unwell15
Getting worse6
Patient was adamant (no reason provided)7
Leaving town4
Did not want to see a doctor again1
Will not get better without it1
Long weekend1
OTC medication suggested by FP not available1
  • OTC—over the counter

  • * Total number equals more than 32, as some patients gave more than 1 reason.