Patient-Physician Communication about Out-of-Pocket Costs Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cost of Illness
  • Financing, Personal
  • Health Expenditures
  • Physician-Patient Relations

abstract

  • Among respondents, both patients and physicians believed that discussions of out-of-pocket costs were important, yet these discussions occurred infrequently. Physician communication with patients about out-of-pocket costs may be an important yet neglected aspect of current clinical practice. Further research should identify the prevalence of this problem in broader populations, investigate its causes, and evaluate the impact of enhanced communication about out-of-pocket costs on patient satisfaction, utilization of care, and outcomes.

publication date

  • August 20, 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.290.7.953

PubMed ID

  • 12928475

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 953

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 290

number

  • 7