Quote; a patient was told to use their medication every THREE days for pain. Does that statement mean; on the THIRD day, or the FORTH day ?

  • @MichaelHarvey: First that sounds like an answer, rather than a comment; secondly, your numbers do not line up (the first iteration to the second iteration is off).
    – sharur
    Dec 26 '19 at 20:47

The regime presumably starts as soon as the patient gets the medicine; and every three days thereafter.

So, day 1, 4, 7 ...

  • Hi, so your answer implies, it is every THIRD day, and so on — Dec 26 '19 at 20:56
  • +1: However, since this involves the taking of medicine, it is probably a good idea to contact a physician (or at least a pharmacist) for clarity on that patient's specific prescription, rather than taking internet advice that is predicated on general grammatical principals.
    – sharur
    Dec 26 '19 at 21:05
  • Is day one of the perscription inclusive in the THREE day cycle of every THIRD day ? So the patient would presume that after three days they take the next “ dose”, so to speak ? Dec 26 '19 at 21:17
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    That is what I would assume, @GrantHudson. Any other assumption just looks perverse to me.
    – Colin Fine
    Dec 26 '19 at 22:08

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