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U.S. adults that trust their doctor in prescribing appropriate drugs

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017. U.S. adults were asked which of the statements regarding their doctor's ability to prescribe and explain drugs correctly applied to them. In total, 18 percent of the participants took drugs prescribed to them without hesitation, while 33 percent do additional research on the drug they have been prescribed.

Statements regarding trustworthiness among U.S. adults after receiving a prescribed drug as of 2017

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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 6 to 8, 2017

Number of respondents

1,029 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which of these statements apply to you when receiving a prescription?"

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