"Half Of Insured Adults Are Skipping Primary Care Visits. Cost A Major Reason Why" - Morgan Haefner
In a given year by 2016, almost 50 percent of adults with commercial insurance hadn't visited a primary care physician, according to a study performed by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. "Our results suggest that this decline may be explained by decreased real or perceived visit needs, financial deterrents, and use of alternative sources of care," the study authors concluded.
— Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai