Majority of Seniors Postpone Doctor Visits Due to Financial Concerns
November 30, 2011
A survey of more than 1,200 seniors revealed that 51 percent of respondents put off visiting a doctor or getting outpatient medical services due to concerns about costs.
The results were released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), one of the nation's largest nonpartisan seniors advocacy groups, based in Alexandria, Virginia.
The survey also found that due to financial concerns:
-Sixty-one percent of respondents postponed visits to dentists, opticians, or hearing specialists
-Forty-four percent of respondents postponed filling prescriptions or chose to take a lower dosage than prescribed...