Perceived provider quality or the desire for continuing care with a known provider were among the most commonly cited reasons of seeking mental health care with an out-of-network provider. While data does not specify which type of provider or which type of service, future studies should consider these specifics.
About the Study:
Privately insured adults, ages 18–64, took an internet survey in February 2011 on their use of an out-of-network physician or mental health provider within the prior 12 months. The sample included 849 respondents.