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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe …

The biggest factor in selecting a physician is whether he or she accepts the patient’s insurance, according to the National Poll on Healthy Aging conducted by the University of Michigan in partnership with AARP.

Here are the top factors from 2,256 respondents ages 50-80:

93Accepts my insurance

61Ease in getting appointments

42Doctor’s years of experience

23Recommended by friend/family

17Doctor’s medical school 

6Same gender as patient

2Same race/ethnicity as patient 


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