Research Letter

Multiple physician visits after restricting the prescription of compresses/patches in a Japanese rural community: preliminary results

AUTHORS

Kazuhiko Kotani1 MD, PhD, Professor

Ban Tetsuaki2 0, Director

Hideo Hirose3 0, Director *

Hiroyuki Teraura4 0, Senior Investigator

Tadao Gotoh5 0, Director

AFFILIATIONS

1, 4 Division of Community and Family Medicine, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke-City, Tochigi, Japan

2 National Health Insurance Kukuno Clinic, Gifu, Japan

3 National Health Insurance Wara Clinic; 882 Sawa, Wara town, Gujo-City, Gifu, Japan

5 National Health Insurance Shirotori Hospital, Gifu, Japan

ACCEPTED: 19 November 2018