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Posted on June 17, 2013 by West Corporation 


New Healthy World Report on Perceived Cost of Care

call for change

We’re excited to introduce the newest research report from TeleVox’s Healthy World initiative! This one highlights a perceived high cost as a barrier to meaningful lifestyle changes and adoption of preventive care among patients.

Click to download A Call for Change: How Adopting a Preventive Lifestyle Can Ensure a Healthy Future for More Americans.

Some eye-openers from this report include:

  • 75 percent of U.S. adults agreed that out-of-pocket cost is the primary reason they decide whether or not to seek preventive care, but the Affordable Care Act requires that most preventive care services be offered to patients at no cost.
  • Shockingly, among the Baby Boomer population, only 33 percent of women have had a mammogram, and only 24 percent of men have had a prostate exam in the last two years.
  • According to the CDC, 35 percent of both American men and women are considered obese. In the last decade, the percentage of obese American men has increased by almost 10 percent.
  • Less than half of Americans (49 percent) said that they’ve exercised routinely in the last two years, and only 52 percent said they’ve attempted to improve their eating habits or incorporate more nutritious foods into meals.

A Call for Change represents the fifth in this series of Healthy World reports, designed to help providers understand the motivations behind patients’ actions (or lack there of) while uncovering opportunities to increase engagement levels. Click HERE to explore the library of existing reports.

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