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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1979 September; 29(206): 550–552.
PMCID: PMC2159264

Prescribing procrastination


In his everyday work the family physician sees many patients whose problems have been diagnosed but for whom postponement of an active treatment plan is indicated. The physician must therefore prescribe procrastination in a carefully planned way. I describe some ideas and practical methods for doing this.

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  • Boothman R, Dunn J. A study of patterns of drinking in patients attending seven general practitioners. Health Bull (Edinb) 1979 Mar;37(2):51–55. [PubMed]

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