71% of consumers say inflation affects healthcare decisions, according to survey

A survey of 1,006 consumers from healthcare fintech company AccessOne found that 71 percent of consumers say inflation has affected healthcare purchasing decisions.

Forty-three percent of the survey respondents said that a bill of $249 is the maximum amount they could handle with confidence, according to a Feb. 22 AccessOne news release.

"During a period of high inflation and volatile credit markets, a health system's ability to offer flexible and inclusive payment options for consumers will be vital to patient retention and growth," AccessOne CEO Mark Spinner said in the release. "Simplifying patient financial communications and offering multiple options for payment—including long-term payment for those with limited access to traditional credit—are key to supporting a healthcare provider's financial stability."

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