2004 International Health Policy Survey

Award Amount: $344,000
Approval Date: July 8, 2003
Start Date: November 1, 2003
End Date: October 31, 2004
Harris Interactive, Inc.
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New York, New York 10003
Principal Investigator: Kinga Zapert, Ph.D.

The 2004 International Health Policy Survey, the seventh in an annual series of surveys commissioned by the Fund, will assess health care system performance and responsiveness from the perspective of the consumer. Conducted in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the survey will explore the public's views on and experiences with their health care system, focusing on primary and preventive care. It will consider timeliness of health care access, medical errors, doctor-patient communication, patient involvement in decision-making, prescription drug use, and patient choice. Survey findings, which are scheduled for presentation at the Fund's 2004 International Symposium, will highlight the impact of different health care delivery system approaches, and should generate substantial interest among health ministers, policymakers, researchers, and the media. Project staff will submit a paper discussing survey results to the journal Health Affairs for Web publication. http://www.harrisinteractive.com