TITLE

Most people still pick providers based on friends, doc suggestions

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jan2009, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reveals that despite myriad initiatives to encourage people to use health care price and quality information, most in the U.S. still rely on word-of-mouth and physician recommendations to choose hospitals and other health care providers, based on a study released in December 2008 by the Center for Studying Health System Change. In 2007, only 11% of patients looked for a new primary care physician, 28% consulted a new specialist physician and 16% underwent a medical procedure at a new facility.
ACCESSION #
36299809

 

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