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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1987 May;37(298):205-6.

Sociocultural differences in patients' expectations at consultations for upper respiratory tract infection.

Abstract

Among 214 patients consulting their general practitioner with upper respiratory tract infection, differences in expectation were apparent between Whites, Afro-Caribbeans and Asians. Significantly more Asians (84%) wanted prescriptions for antibiotics and/or other medication than did Afro-Caribbeans (72%) or Whites (47%) (P<O.001). There were no significant differences in terms of what was received but Asians tended to be dissatisfied with the outcome of the consultation. Self-medication before consultation was attempted by 82% of patients; 48% took two or more preparations. Afro-Caribbeans had taken significantly more preparations per person than other groups (P<0.05). Sociocultural factors may influence patients' expectations at consultations for upper respiratory tract infection.

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3694587
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PMC1710800
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