A nationally representative survey of Americans by Ipsos finds that:
For more information on the results of the survey, explore the content linked below.
Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of Americans and 81 percent of opinion leaders prefer to receive their medical care from a physician rather than a non-physician provider, according to a new, nationally representative survey conducted by Ipsos on health care and health care providers. This majority opinion holds true regardless of a respondent’s age, gender, race, partisan affiliation or opinion of the Affordable Care Act.
This infographic highlights the findings of the Ipsos survey, which shows 9 out of 10 American adults want a physician to lead their medical team.
AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, MD, discusses the results of the new Ipsos survey in this video. Blackwelder says the survey validates what family physicians have been experiencing in their practices: Primary care is becoming more complex, and family physicians' extensive training is consequently more important than ever.
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Americans Prefer Physicians for Their Care