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

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017, by age. 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, 11 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 years and 15 percent of respondents between the ages of 30 and 44 years believed 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 age

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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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