A new survey of 2000 Americans say they haven't been to the doctor in the past five years.
A study conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of PatientPoint, surveyed 2,000 US residents - and found that being unable to afford their care (52%) was a top reason.
Four in 10 Americans (41%) say they put off going to the doctor.
Other reasons for avoiding their doctor included anxiety about potential procedures or tests (40%), fear of receiving bad news or a serious diagnosis (39%) and exhaustion from parenting or caretaking (39%).
People are also much more concerned they won’t be able to afford their treatment this year compared to last year’s OnePoll survey (66% vs. 45%).
Read more about the survey here.
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