More Evidence That Recession Is Bad for Patients and Doctors

WebMD quotes a survey of the U.S. family physicians by AAFP:

  • Recession Is Bad for Health: Americans skipping doctor’s appointments, scrimping on drugs, eating more unhealthy foods

  • 90% of family doctors surveyed said their patients have expressed concerns about paying their bills

  • 42% percent planned to buy fewer fruits and vegetables

  • AAFP’s survey of doctors: 54% reported seeing fewer total patients since January 2008 when the recession began

References:
Recession Is Bad for Health. WebMD.
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1 comment:

  1. That is an interesting statistic. Yes recession have effected every person on the earth. Even a dying may think of prefer to die then being alive to pay the expenses incurred.

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