Poll: Many patients skip treatments they consider unnecessary

09/13/2005 | Wall Street Journal, The

Many Americans choose to skip medical orders prescribed by their providers because they fear overly aggressive treatment, an online healthcare poll has found. Patients are not filling prescriptions, forgoing medical tests and choosing not to have procedures. Twenty-one percent of respondents say they have sought a second opinion for fear their first provider's recommendations may be too extreme.

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