Americans Rate US Health Care as Poor

Published Online: Tuesday, March 1, 2005

A recent survey indicated that Americans are not too keen on US health care. The survey, conducted by Research!America, found that 60% of Americans think the United States does not have the best health care system in the world, and 64% said most Americans do not receive the health care they need. A majority of the respondents (70%) felt that it is imperative for the United States to invest in more research to guarantee a solid scientific base for health care and its delivery.

Furthermore, a staggering 95% agreed that health care should be based on the most recent research available. In response to how much of each dollar should be spent on health services research, the survey revealed that 56% of the participants said a "somewhat"or "much"higher portion of the health dollar should be earmarked for health services research.

Latest Articles
Diabetes is not a fun condition.
OTC medications can have serious side effects in children if they are not carefully administered.
Patients with asthma can now access Spiriva Respimat with a prescription at pharmacies across the country.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, product approvals, FDA rulings and more.
Latest Issues