|Reasons for visiting a pharmacy (all patients completing the survey, n = 921)|
|Reason for visiting a pharmacy**||Number of patients||Proportion of total (n = 921)|
|Convenient opening hours||399||43%|
|Prefer the pharmacy environment and/or staff||207||22%|
|Saw the service advertised in-store||127||14%|
|Inconvenient getting to a surgery||115||12%|
|Spur of the moment decision||29||3%|
|Not eligible at their GP||11||1%|
*Other reasons given included patient referred to a pharmacy, the pharmacy being less expensive than elsewhere, more appointments available, surgery waiting times, pharmacist recommendation and word of mouth.
**Note some patients gave more than one reason and therefore the total responses (1640) exceed the number of patients who responded to this question (921).
Anderson and Thornley
Anderson and Thornley BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:35 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-35