U.S medical patient reasons for dishonesty with doctors as of 2015

This graph shows the leading reasons that patients in the U.S. avoid telling their doctors about health issues, according to a survey concluded in September 2015. It was found that 46 percent of respondents said the main reason they avoid telling their doctor about health issues is that they feel embarrassed or are afraid of being judged.

Leading reasons patients in the U.S. avoid telling doctors about health issues as of 2015

Share of respondents
Felt embarassed or were afraid of being judged46%
The doctor didn't ask questions or if something specifically was a bother32%
Didn't have time or couldn't find the right opportunity27%
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Sources

Release date

November 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 13-26 and September 22-28, 2015

Number of respondents

3,204 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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