2001 Health Care Quality Survey

Survey Months: April 2001 - November 2001

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Country: United States

Survey Organization: Princeton Survey Research Associates

Field Dates: April 30–November 5, 2001

Sample: Nationally representative sample of adults age 18 and older

Sample Size: 6,722

Interview Method: Telephone

This survey reveals that on a wide range of health care quality measures—including effective patient–physician communication and access to health care and insurance coverage—minority Americans do not fare as well as whites. African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics are more likely than whites to experience difficulty communicating with their physician, to feel that they are treated with disrespect when receiving care, to experience barriers to care such as lack of insurance or not having a regular doctor, and to feel they would receive better care if they were of a different race or ethnicity.

To view the survey questions or topline results, download the attachments posted on the right. To read analyses of the surveys, see the Fund publications under Related Resources, on the right.