12th Annual national report card on health care

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
12e Bulletin national annuel sur la santé
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Ipsos Reid Public Affairs
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Results of the annual poll that measures public opinion with respect to the health of the Canadian health care system. Found that the growing disparity in income in Canada has also meant a growing disparity in Canadians' perceptions of their health. In this report, higher income respondents were 29 percentage points more likely to describe their health as excellent or very good in comparison to lower income respondents. In 2009, the gap between the two groups was 17 points.

12th annual CMA Report Card on the health care system in Canada. Since
2001, the Canadian Medical Association has asked Ipsos Reid to measure public opinion
with respect to the health of the Canadian health care system each year. In particular,
Ipsos Reid has asked Canadians to assign a letter grade to the health care system
overall, and considering different aspects of the system.
This year, Canadians were also asked a series of questions about their health status, their
knowledge and awareness of how to be healthy, as well as questions about their lifestyle
habits as they relate to their health. They were also asked an extensive series of
demographic questions in order to determine the social determinants of health.Results of the 12th annual poll that measures public opinion with respect to the health of the Canadian health care system. Found that the growing disparity in income in Canada has also meant a growing disparity in health. In this report, higher income respondents were 29 percentage points more likely to describe their health as excellent or very good in comparison to lower income respondents. In 2009, the gap between the two groups was 17 points
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