Table 3

Opinions on changes in health care (in %)
Statement on: Strongly disagree Disagree Unsure Agree Strongly agree
Accessibility statements
Health care is easier to get as compared to a decade ago. 4.4 7.3 10.8 40.0 37.6
Drugs and treatment are more difficult to get than a decade ago. 42.9 42.5 6.0 6.6 1.9
You have to pay more for medical treatment compared with a decade ago. 28.2 34.9 17.0 12.9 7.1
Medical treatment is more accessible now for everybody as compared with a decade ago. 3.1 4.8 11.8 47.3 33.0
Patients have to wait longer for medical treatment now as compared with a decade ago. 43.6 35.3 13.3 5.8 2.1
Availability of resources statements
There are enough doctors in this area as compared to a decade ago. 5.4 8.9 13.5 45.4 26.8
There are enough doctors in the area who specialize as compared to a decade ago. 4.6 7.3 4.4 45.4 38.4
There are enough hospitals in the area as compared to a decade ago. 4.8 9.3 8.1 43.4 34.4
Quality statements
The quality of care improved as compared to a decade ago. 2.9 7.3 8.9 52.1 28.6
Doctors are much friendlier as compared to a decade ago. 4.1 9.1 7.7 52.5 26.6
Doctors give you more information as compared to a decade ago. 3.0 9.8 11.2 52.1 23.9
My doctor’s office has everything needed to provide complete care as compared to a decade ago. 3.7 8.3 6.4 45.9 35.8
Attitude statements
People feel more responsible for their own health as compared with a decade ago. 5.0 7.5 14.1 43.4 29.9
The population is less informed about health risk and healthy behaviour as compared with a decade ago. 25.9 35.9 15.1 15.4 7.7
Health care gets more attention from politicians as compared with a decade ago. 4.4 9.3 11.0 39.8 35.5
Preference statements
I would like it when we could go back to the health care system as it was a decade ago. 28.4 49.2 9.2 9.1 4.1
I prefer health insurance services now than as it was a decade ago. 4.4 7.9 11.2 47.3 29.3

Ali Jadoo et al.

Ali Jadoo et al. BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-30

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