9Related referencesEvidence statements (summary of evidence)
Hirth (2008) 177; Atella (2005) 178Some UK patients may have difficulty affording medicines.

The most common strategies for patients with problems affording medicines is to delay the dispensing of medicines, to not visit the GP and to lower the dose below that prescribed to extend the duration of the prescription.

From: 8, Interventions to increase adherence to prescribed medicine

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