(Bloomberg) – Health care costs are keeping patients away from the doctor with about one in three Americans saying they put off a medical treatment or regular checkup because of the expense.

Medical costs were the most important factor in making a health care decision for 27% of people, outweighing advice from their physician, according to a survey of 800 people by New York-based Hill & Knowlton Strategies. The results were released Tuesday at the Bloomberg Healthcare Innovations Conference in New York.

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