Orthopaedic and mental health are the conditions for which people most commonly seek a second medical opinion, according to data from RedArc Nurses.
The company, which launched a second medical opinion service last year, found that over 24 months 31% of second opinion cases were orthopaedic (31%).
This was followed by mental health (11%), cancer (7%) and neurological (7%).
One in 10 cases were for a second medical opinion for a child, with mental health being the most common health condition in under 18s.
Christine Husbands, managing director of RedArc Nurses, said the data reflects the most common reasons for claims on health and protection policies.
“Employees want to know what their options are in dealing with their condition and we’ve found that they don’t only appreciate the second opinion itself, they really value our nurse support before, during and after the diagnosis to help them make the decision that’s right for them and follow-up on all the recommendations,” she added.