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Date:6/19/2008

ercent might in the future).

-- While 68 percent prefer to choose doctors with an orientation toward

traditional or conventional medicine, 32 percent prefer to choose

doctors with an orientation toward holistic or alternative treatments (7

percent strongly prefer).

-- If given a choice, 47 percent said access to alternative health care

providers would have a strong influence on their choice of a health

plan.

-- Sixteen percent have used a retail clinic (34 percent say they might in

the future).

-- Forty-four percent say they would be comfortable with the accuracy,

safety and quality of care offered in a retail clinic staffed by a nurse

practitioner.

-- Thirty-nine percent say they would consider having an elective procedure

in a foreign country if they could save 50 percent or more and be

assured the quality was equal to or better than in the United States.

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