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Table 2 Participant description

From: Patient and carer experience of obtaining regular prescribed medication for chronic disease in the English National Health Service: a qualitative study

Participants interviewed Age group Number of prescribed medications In paid employment
Male with comorbidities (Ischaemic Heart Disease, stroke, arthritis) & wife (carer) 80 plus > 3 Retired
Male with comorbidities (emphysema, arthritis) & wife (carer) 80 plus > 3 Retired
Male with comorbidities (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ischaemic Heart Disease, stroke) & wife (carer) 80 plus > 3 Retired
Female with comorbidities (stroke, emphysema, Ischaemic Heart Disease) & husband (carer) (Ischaemic Heart Disease) 80 plus > 3 Retired
Carer (wife) of man with comorbidities (emphysema, heart failure) 80 plus > 3 Retired
Female with comorbidities (Parkinson’s Disease, osteoporosis, hypertension) & husband (carer) (Ischaemic Heart Disease) 80 plus > 3 Retired
Female with comorbidities (asthma, heart failure, osteoporosis) 75-79 > 3 Retired
Female with comorbidities (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis) and husband (carer) (Ischaemic Heart Disease) 75-79 > 3 Retired
Female with emphysema and hypertension 70-74 > 3 Retired
Male with comorbidities (diabetes type 2, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ischaemic Heart Disease, arthritis) & wife (carer) 70-74 > 3 Retired
Female with comorbidities (emphysema, rheumatoid arthritis, atrial fibrillation) and husband (carer) (Ischaemic Heart Disease, depression) 70-74 > 3 Retired
Male with Parkinson’s Disease & wife (carer) 60-64 > 3 Retired
Female with Parkinson’s Disease 60-64 > 3 Retired
Male with diabetes type 1 60-64 > 3 Retired
Male with diabetes type 2 55-59 > 3 Yes
Male with diabetes type 2 55-59 > 3 No
Female with diabetes type 2 55-59 > 3 No
Female with Parkinson’s Disease 50-54 > 3 No
Male with diabetes type 1 50-54 2 Yes
Female with multiple sclerosis 40-44 0 No
Male with diabetes type 1 35-39 2 Yes