Cost matters—more than you think

Insight #4 from the 2015 Cancer Patient Experience Survey

As price transparency and patient cost shifting increase, the public’s concern over the cost of their health care grows. But as Steven Brill attests, patients’ perspective changes when they are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, such as cancer.

So it’s unclear what—if any—role cost plays in cancer patients’ decision making process. The 2015 Cancer Patient Experience Survey suggests that costs might play a bigger role than you think.

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