Consumer (Health) Reports: How Are Consumers Making Healthcare Choices?

Posted by Hensley Evans on Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Pressure is mounting on consumers to rise as active managers of their health. Consumers are not only willing, but eager, to take on that role.

90% of consumers want to be in full control of their medical care or collaborate with their physicians in shared decision-making, according to the 2014 Altarum Institute Survey of Consumer Health Care Opinions1. Further, almost two-thirds of these polled consumers actively sought information about their health conditions beyond the knowledge provided by their physicians. However, less than half of the polled consumers had actively researched information about quality and cost of the care that they received in the previous year1.


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