4839.0.55.001 - Health Services: Patient Experiences in Australia, 2009  
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Around 3.9 million people aged 15 years and over (23%) had asked a pharmacist for health-related advice at some point in the past 12 months. Of these people, the great majority reported that the advice met their needs completely (79%) and a further 18% reported that it met their needs to some extent (see Figure 5.1).

5.1 Experience of communication with health providers (a), Reasons/results understood or advice met needs

(Data for Figure 5.1 was drawn from Tables 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.5 .)

See Tables 5.5 to 5.7 for more detail of seeking health-related advice from pharmacists.

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