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patients on the move

patients on the move

  • Each year in the USA, there are over 1 billion doctor office visits by patients to healthcare providers
  • There are 2.75 million ambulatory care visits to hospital out-patient and emergency departments each day - over a billion a year
  • 43 million Americans move their place of residence each year
  • Nearly 100 million first-time, new provider appointments are made, including

– Doctors/DOs

– Dentists

– Vision

– Alternative Care

70,000,000

12,000,000

7,000,000

5,000,000

 

Why are Patients on the Move?

  • Not covered by health plan
  • Career move
  • Don’t like doctor’s style or personality
  • Retirement or change of residence
  • Lost confidence in doctor’s medical skills
  • Need a doctor with a different specialty

18%

18%

17%

14%

11%

11%

– Source: WSJ Online (3,448 adults, 18+)

 

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