Patient-reported experiences regarding healthcare-related cost discussions with their healthcare professionals
Sara Hayes, LB Herbert, Amna Rizvi, Kristine Zerkowski, Amrita Bhowmick, Brian M. Green, Cheryl Makopoulos, Kaitlyn McNamara
Healthcare-related costs are an important concern for many patients, especially those with chronic conditions. Financial conversations can be uncomfortable and/or embarrassing for many patients. While healthcare professionals (HCPs) are aware of financial concerns, time and other barriers may prevent them from addressing these issues.