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In view of patients, doctors push plans to use its own network

Users realize that health plans place restrictions and obstacles to the work of doctors, according to research Datafolha

 
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Nearly half (49%) of the users realize that health plans place restrictions and obstacles to the work of doctors, according to research from the Institute Datafolha, commissioned by the Associação Paulista de Medicina (APM), to evaluate health care to additional users system in the State of São Paulo.

The restriction is the most cited influence for physicians to choose the hospital's own network plan (28%), followed by hindering referring patients to other specialties (20%). Also according to the respondents, plans to press professionals using materials with lower quality and lower cost (17%) and making use of materials covered by the plan (16%). Additionally, for users, health plans hinder the work of the physician performing procedure aiming at smaller hospitals (13%). In the metropolitan area of ​​São Paulo, the perception about the interference of health plans in the doctor's job is more pronounced.

For two-thirds of respondents, hampering plans to perform procedures or examinations to higher cost and 60%, plans to pay very low rates for medical consultations or procedures.

When talking about the health care plan that currently possess, the majority (76%) agree that they are the subject of many complaints to consumer protection agencies. The site also has a positive assessment of health plans in relation to compliance with the rules established in the contracts.

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Source: APM
   Palavras-chave:   Datafolha survey    Health plans    APM    Associação Paulista de Medicina   
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