Toronto, ON - Healthcare is the most top-of-mind concern for Canadians (along with unemployment, each at 4 in 10) and while perceptions of the country’s healthcare system have improved from last year (80%, +5), many Canadians have concerns. Majorities worry about:
- The risk of infection at hospitals/healthcare facilities (70%)
- Falling through the cracks (68%)
- That the system is falling behind other countries (64%)
Indeed, many (43%, +3) have friends/family who have looked into healthcare services outside of their province.
Those most concerned are those with the most first-hand experience.
- Informal caregivers (Canadians caring for an adult loved one) and Canadians suffering from a chronic condition are most likely to be worried on all counts.
- Correspondingly, women are more concerned than men and likelihood to worry increases with age.
Regionally, it’s residents of Quebec who worry most.
For full results of this study, please download the report and detailed tables on the right side of the page.
HealthCareCAN/NHLC commissioned Ipsos to conduct survey research among the Canadian public on a variety of issues confronting the health care system today. The research was conducted in support of the National Health Leadership Conference, and specifically to test public opinion with respect to the resolutions at issue during the Great Canadian Healthcare Debate. The results were obtained through the Ipsos eNation online Omnibus survey of Canadian adults. Questions were fielded between May 18 and 23, 2016 among a sample of n=1,004 Canadian adults. The sample is balanced and weighted on region, age, gender, and education to represent the Canadian population according to the most recent Census data. The confidence interval; for a sample of this size is +/-3.1%.
For more information on this news release, please contact:
Jennifer McLeod Macey
Vice President, Health Research Institute
Ipsos Public Affairs
Ipsos Public Affairs
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