US adults believing they were given a more expensive version of a drug by gender 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017, by gender. U.S. adults were asked if they believe they were prescribed a more expensive version of a drug even though a cheaper one was available that had the same effect. In total, 6 percent of female respondents and 9 percent of male respondents believe they were always given a more expensive version of a drug.

Percentage of U.S. adults that believe they were prescribed a more expensive version of drug as of 2017, by gender

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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: "Have you ever had the impression you were prescribed a more expensive drug even though there was a cheaper one with the same effect?"

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