Few Americans Would Get Second Opinion for Medical Procedure
(NEW YORK) -- Millions of Americans wouldn’t think twice before getting a second opinion if their home or car needed a major repair, but they apparently don’t think a second opinion is needed when it comes to medical procedures.
According to a new Harris Interactive survey conducted on behalf of Invisalign, 70 percent of U.S. adults said they would seek a second opinion for a major home repair and/or improvement, and more than half would do the same for a major car repair.
Thirty percent of respondents would do so for a personal electronics repair, but just 19 percent said they have sought a second opinion for a medical condition, 17 percent for a medical procedure and just six percent for dental work.
The Harris Interactive survey was conducted online between July 24-26 among 2,013 U.S. adults.
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