Study: Doctors Bringing Up Cost Concerns With Patients
"I think the doctors are bringing it up because they see a lot of patients suffering," says Dr. Peter Ubel, a Duke University professor and one of the authors of the study. "They've had enough patients complain about costs. They're more aware of it; their antennas are up for the problem."
Doctors And Patients Are Discussing Ways To Cut Costs
Many people might find it awkward to bring up money with their doctor, but a new study finds that physicians and patients are talking about health care costs in about one-third of office visits, and that nearly half of those conversations focus on ways patients could save money. (Plevin, 2/2)