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Report Finds Cost a Major Influence in Choosing Medical Care

Healthcare Dive writes: Cost matters to patients just as much as a doctor’s reputation when choosing where to get care, according to a new VisitPay report¬†on how consumers seek and pay for health services. In an online survey of 1,734 U.S. adults, insurance was the top consideration in choosing where to receive treatment (84%), followed by reputation of the health system (75%) and location (69%). Cost and physician reputation tied at 66% each. When assessing overall satisfaction with a doctor or health system, 65% of respondents said cost was a major influence.

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