Patients want diagnosis, even if no cure exists, survey finds

05/13/2013 | United Press International

Ninety-two percent of U.S. adults surveyed said they would prefer to know if they have a serious injury or illness, even if they cannot be cured, and 78% said they would be willing to undergo a diagnostic test for a disease, even in cases where treatment is not available, according to a Siemens Healthcare survey. Sixty-six percent said they would pay for diagnostic tests that are not reimbursed by insurance. The survey involved 2,222 U.S. adults.

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