How Autonomous are Healthcare Practitioners in Making Treatment Decisions?

December 24th, 2011

Industry Insights 4th Quarter 2011

In October 2011, Olson Research conducted teledepth interviews with US-based physicians to determine the extent to which treatment decisions by prescribers are made in the evolving healthcare environment. We wanted to explore whether treatment decisions are being made in a state of autonomy or are healthcare practitioners pressured to treat patients based upon protocols established and enforced by employers, insurers or other external sources.

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