A new Harris Interactive/France 24/International Herald Tribune survey conducted online by Harris InteractiveÂ® among a total of 6,735 adults aged 16 to 64 within France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, the United States, and adults aged 18 to 64 in Italy, between April 30 and May 14, 2008 finds that:
There are some major reasons for the dissatisfaction of the health care systems in these countries.
Where there is not a sense of agreement in these six countries is if the health care system in their country is meeting their needs and expectations:
Since health care touches all people, it is a subject about which people are passionate. Regardless of country, people want basic health care provided to them and they expect the public health care system to provide both good care and care at a reasonable cost. This is not what they think they are currently getting and it is an issue politicians in these six countries, if not many more, do need to address.
This Harris Interactive/France 24/International Herald Tribune study was conducted online by Harris Interactive among a total of 6,735 adults (aged 16-64) within France (1,288), Germany (1,106), Great Britain (1,088), Spain (1,120) and the United States (1,046) and adults (aged 18-64) in Italy (1,087) between April 30 and May 12, 2008. Figures for age, sex, education, region and Internet usage were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was used to adjust for respondentsÂ™ propensity to be online. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in the Harris Interactive panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. A full methodology and data tables are available at www.harrisinteractive.com.
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