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Cost drivers of healthcare as to U.S. patients 2019

This statistic depicts the leading cost drivers of healthcare in the U.S. according to a survey conducted among patients in September 2019. According to the survey, 62 percent of respondents believed that Rx drugs are the biggest cost driver for healthcare in the United States.

Leading cost drivers of healthcare according to U.S. patients in 2019

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Release date

October 2019


North America, United States

Survey time period

September 4 to 13, 2019

Number of respondents

2,001 respondents

Age group

27 to75 years

Special properties

had seen the same doctor at least two times in the past 12 months

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which two of the following are the main factors that contribute to rising health costs? While you may believe all of them contribute, please select only the two you believe are the top reasons."

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