SPOTLIGHT: Nearly all MDs say patients worried about paying for care

The economic crisis grinds on, and those on the front lines continue to see its impact. A new survey concludes that nearly 90 percent of family physicians believe that their patients are worried about paying for their care. Fifty-eight percent of survey respondents said appointment cancellations have increased, and 54 percent said they were seeing fewer total patients. Article

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