Sunday, April 4, 2004

Full survey results



Section IV: Access and Knowledge about Health Information

How would you rate your knowledge about healthy living, proper diet, exercise and other factors that affect your health: excellent, good, fair or poor?
Excellent 285 49.60%
Good 252 43.80%
Fair 35 6.10%
Poor 2 0.30%
Not Sure 1 0.20%
Total 575 100.00%

Where do you get your most reliable and useful information about your health and health care issues?
Doctor/Nurse 196 34.10%
Family/Friends 65 11.30%
Internet 67 11.70%
News Media 227 39.50%
Government 3 0.50%
Insurance Co. 5 0.90%
Other 5 0.90%
Not Sure 7 1.20%
Total 575 100.00%

Please rate your satisfaction with the availability and quality of the following health care information:

Finding the best doctor for your needs?
Very Satisfied 342 59.50%
Somewhat Satisfied 174 30.30%
Not Too Satisfied 42 7.30%
Not Satisfied 12 2.10%
Not Sure 5 0.90%
Total 575 100.00%

Selecting the best health insurance option for your needs?
Very Satisfied 202 35.10%
Somewhat Satisfied 208 36.20%
Not Too Satisfied 49 8.50%
Not Satisfied 40 7.00%
Not Sure 76 13.20%
Total 575 100.00%

Finding The best Hospital For Your Needs?
Very Satisfied 298 51.80%
Somewhat Satisfied 205 35.70%
Not Too Satisfied 40 7.00%
Not Satisfied 24 4.20%
Not Sure 8 1.40%
Total 575 100.00%

Evaluating whether you are getting the best treatment for your medical problem?
Very Satisfied 276 48.00%
Somewhat Satisfied 217 37.70%
Not Too Satisfied 50 8.70%
Not Satisfied 23 4.00%
Not Sure 9 1.60%
Total 575 100.00%

Section V: Agree/Disagree Variety Of Issues

  YOUR HEALTH/
YOUR MONEY

Paying the bills
The rising costs of health care have spiraled into a crisis.
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Healthy lives, lower premiums
Most favor penalties for smokers, fat people and those who don't take care of themselves.
Employers offer incentives
Editorial: Don't blame others

A common fear
These families share a worry about the cost of health care.
Small business owner
Young professional
Living with chronic illness
Union worker
Concerned senior
Retired executive
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