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Practitioner Beliefs What Patients SaidWhat Patients Need What Practitioners Need to Understand

What practitioners needed to understand

→ Don’t assume that patients would always want or need a prescription

→ Many patients had tried non-drug treatments but not adequately or consistently

→ Patients are often open to alternatives


Dyas JV et al. Patients’ and clinicians’ experiences of consultations in primary care for sleep problems and insomnia: a focus group study. BJGP 2010; 60: 329 -333.