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How economic news affects patient healthcare choices

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40 percent of patients indicated that the state of the economy affects how often they seek medical care

Bad economic news drives more healthcare utilization, according to a study from TransUnion Healthcare, which surveyed more than 2,500 people who had either visited a hospital, clinic or doctor’s office in the last 12 months. The survey found that more than 40 percent of patients indicated that the state of the economy affects how often they seek medical care.But that’s not all that was revealed about patient behavior. Here are the key findings.

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