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Table 3 Examples of the perceived role of health care providers in the decision to take OP medication

From: Decision to take osteoporosis medication in patients who have had a fracture and are 'high' risk for future fracture: A qualitative study

"Easy" Decision   "Difficult" Decision  
Taking OP medication at time of interview Not taking OP medication at time of interview Taking OP medication at time of interview Not taking OP medication at time of interview
"If she [specialist] had said to me, I want you to drink three gallons of orange juice a day, I probably would have said, okay"... and later, "I have considerable respect for the man [GP] that I see" (#11) "I find my medical doctor, he's good. He seems to be well-informed...he advised me not to take it" (#19) "it was my second visit and he [specialist] was every so kind. He held my hand and he told me we can't take any more chances with any more fractures...and I thought all of that through" (#21) "he [specialist] didn't say anything to me that convinced me that I needed to take medication" (#22)