Willingness to use alternative cost-saving healthcare options in the U.S. 2013

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. consumers that are willing to choose an alternative cost-saving health care option, as of December 2013. Some 54.8 percent of people would choose to send a digital photo of a rash or skin problem to a dermatologist for an opinion. New possibilities in the mobile and electronic health industries are creating convenient options that consumers desire which can threaten hospital and physician revenues.

Percentage of U.S. consumers who would choose alternative cost-saving healthcare options as of 2013*

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Release date

April 2014



Survey time period

December 2013

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "How likely would you be to choose these options, if they cost less than the traditional choice?" Percent of respondents answering "very likely" and "somewhat likely".

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