Reasons Why Patients Avoid The Doctor

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Lack of access and transparency, costs, discrimination, and misdiagnoses all play roles.

Patients are avoiding doctor visits, with almost one in five indicating they have not seen a doctor in more than five years. The survey by OnlineDoctor.com [link: www.onlinedoctor.com], indicates that a lack of access, transparency, costs, discrimination, and misdiagnosis have created distrust and avoidance.

Patients want personalized care they can trust, access, and afford. Understanding the patient is one way to improve meaningful relationships with patient and improve care.

Here are the key findings about what patients want: