Experts say it depends on who you are, your symptoms, and the type of care you’re getting.
The answer to that question, says Dr. John P. Pappas, a professor of health care at the University of Minnesota, is a complex one.
You can get the best outcome if you take care of yourself, but that’s a tricky question.
Papas says a combination of factors such as age and the severity of your symptoms can affect how well you get the care you need.
PAPPAS: If you’re 65 or older, you’re more likely to get the most care from a physician, Pappos says.
If you have symptoms that you’re a little bit older, like a chronic illness or a chronic medical condition, you might get less care.
PAPAS: The older you get, the less likely you are to get care.
The problem is, you have to be careful because you can get very expensive care in the early stages.
And the longer you wait, the more expensive care you get.
So it’s a tradeoff.
And that’s the reason we need to make sure we have the best doctors available to us and that we’re giving them the care they need.