A pharmacy in the middle of nowhere is likely to get a bad review, according to a recent study.
A new study has found that people are less likely to give good reviews when they are not in a pharmacy than when they’re there.
This can have serious consequences for patients and pharmacies.
The research found that pharmacy reviews were less positive for people who did not live in the pharmacy.
The study analysed pharmacy reviews in the USA, Canada and Australia.
In the USA and Canada, it found that positive reviews were rated as more helpful than negative ones.
For Australia, it also found that negative reviews were more likely to be rated as helpful than positive ones.
In Australia, positive reviews, even when they were positive, were rated by doctors as more important than negative reviews, and as less likely than negative ratings to result in patients being referred to the doctor.
“This suggests that if people do not have access to a pharmacy, it can be harder to find the best service for their specific needs,” Dr Anna Kuczynski, a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, said.
“If they can’t access the right service, it makes it harder for them to get that service.”
The study also found people were less likely when they used a pharmacy to go to a doctor, or to see a GP.
Dr Kuczynsz said there could be a number of reasons for this, including the fact that people have limited time to spend in a public place.
Dr Anna said there were also the “social stigma” associated with using a pharmacy.
“There’s the stigma that if you don’t have access, you don�t have the right medication,” she said.
“If you are black or if you are poor, people may not be aware that they have access and so they may think you are in the wrong place.”
The lack of access to pharmacies could be one reason why many people did not feel comfortable sharing their experiences of getting access to medication.
Dr Anna said the lack of accessibility to pharmacies was a real concern for many patients, and the study could help them to understand how pharmacy staff can work to improve the experience.
Dr Kucynszl said the study found that although many people were willing to share their experiences with people who could help, there was no guarantee that this would lead to improvements.
“People who have had a negative experience may say to the staff, ‘I have an open wound in my throat, can you please just take my prescription?’ and they may not get the help that they need,” she explained.
“So what we need to do is ask, ‘How do you deal with that?'”
Dr Anna Kuchzynski says people need to know about the different options available when they need to get medication, or can’t get it.
She said the more people who had been in a relationship with a pharmacy before, or who had had to deal with someone who did, the better.
Dr Lisa Boulter from the University in Sydney, said there was also a need to consider whether there was a cultural reason why people might not want to use a pharmacy if they were poor.
“We know that a lot of people who are poor have limited financial resources, so they might not be able to access the pharmacy as easily,” she told ABC Radio.
“For example, in the poorest regions of Australia, there are some of the best pharmacists in the country, so there is a real need for people to have access.”
Dr Lisa said it was important for pharmacies to be open to people from different backgrounds and cultures.
“They are the gateway to a community where people who have different skills and different experience levels can come together and have a positive experience, and so it’s important for us to be able and willing to accommodate those,” she added.
“And I think the community that pharmacies serve is the community who needs access.”
The new study was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.