Thomson ReutersDecember 11, 2013 18:05
By Andrew M. Seaman
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Psychiatrists in the U.S. are less likely to accept insurance than other types of doctors, according to a new study.
Researchers found only about half of psychiatrists accepted private insurance between 2009 and 2010, compared to almost 90 percent of doctors in other specialties.
"It's a very big difference," Dr. Tara Bishop said.
Bishop is the study's lead author and an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.