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Table 1 Why students independently prescribed medicines.

From: Prescription of medicines by medical students of Karachi, Pakistan: A cross-sectional study

Reason Medical Student* n (%) Non Medical Student#n (%)
Have had a good previous experience with the drug 112 (68.7) 143 (88.3)
The problem was too trivial to go to a doctor 56 (34.4) 58 (35.8)
I knew everything about the illness 51 (31.3) 16 (9.9)
Urgency of the situation 27 (16.6) 38 (23.5)
I got enough information from the media 12 (7.4) 17 (10.5)
Cost of consultation is too high 4 (2.3) 9 (5.6)
  1. * n = 163 # n = 162