Do Physicians Discuss Cost of Treatment With Patients? 4 Statistics
Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2014.
When asked if they discuss cost of treatment with patients, respondents reported:
• Occasionally, if the patient brings up the subject — 40 percent
• I regularly discuss costs with patients — 32 percent
• Never, because I don't know the cost of treatments — 11 percent
• Never, because I don't feel that it is appropriate — 5 percent
The report includes responses from more than 24,000 physicians in 25 specialties.
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