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Questions - Doctor's Visits - July 5-6, 2013

40% Think Routine Blood Testing Via Internet or Apps Likely in Next 10 Years
81% Visit Doctor Once a Year or More
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted July 5-6, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports



1-How often do you see a medical doctor?


2-Thinking about the doctor you visit most often, how long does it take you to get there?


3- Typically, including check in, waiting time, paperwork, and the doctor visit, how much time do you spend at the doctor’s office on a typical visit?


4- How often do you go to online medical web sites for health information and possible treatments of minor conditions?


5- Do you check your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels on a regular basis?

6- Some people check their blood sugar every day by pricking their finger and putting a drop of blood in a home monitoring meter. Do you check your blood sugar every day or nearly every day?


7- Some people believe that almost all of us will someday do a routine blood test every day and use the Internet or smart phone apps to send the results to our doctors. Within ten years, how likely is it that most Americans will do a routine blood test like this on a daily basis?


8- Suppose that most Americans began to monitor their health at home by checking their weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and more. If those results were sent automatically to a doctor and reduced the number of doctor visits, would that be a change for the better or for the worse?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence