by Taylor J
Taylor J. Factors that influence the public’s ability to self-medicate. SelfCare 2011;2(1):1-9
Self care and self-medication are critical components of modern healthcare. If people chose to seek professional medical care for all the minor ailments they suffer, the formal healthcare system would soon be overburdened. Therefore it is important for healthcare providers to understand how the public approaches such ailments and how non-prescription medicines are used.