Tuesday, November 22, 2016

25% of Cardiologists Cite Cost as Important When Prescribing

Stat News recently covered a survey by CMI/Compas on the top factors considered by physicians when prescribing treatments. Here are some key findings on cost considerations from the report:

47% of primary care physicians cite cost as their most important factor.
1 in 4 cardiologists pointed to cost as the most important factor.
Cost ranked as the fifth most pressing concern among dermatologists.
33% of oncologists cited cost, making it only the sixth most important issue
Neurologists named cost as the eighth most pressing matter.
Pulmonologists ranked cost as the least important factor when prescribing.

Source: Stat News, November 15, 2016

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