Published in Managed Care Weekly Digest, December 6th, 2004
That's the finding of research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice.
Analyzing survey data from nearly 800 patients 65 and older, researchers found that 14% of seniors changed physicians in a single year. Of those, almost 9 out of 10 changed their physicians involuntarily. Insurance-related reasons accounted for 44% of the switches. Forty percent of the patients sought new physicians because their former doctors had moved, retired or died.
"This study should raise concerns about changes in...
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