Research Letter

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

AUTHORS

Tetsuaki Ban1 MD, Director

Hideo Hirose2 MD, PhD, Director

Hiroyuki Teraura3 MD, PhD, Senior Investigator

Kazuhiko Kotani4 MD, PhD, Professor *

Tadao Gotoh5 MD, Director

AFFILIATIONS

1 National Health Insurance Kukuno Clinic, Gifu, Japan

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

3, 4 Division of Community and Family Medicine, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke-City, Tochigi, Japan

5 National Health Insurance Shirotori Hospital, Gifu, Japan

ACCEPTED: 19 November 2018