The Commonwealth Fund/"Modern Healthcare" Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey: Views on Health Care Delivery System Reform

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Country: United States

Survey Organization: Harris Interactive, Inc.

Field Date: March 3, 2008–March 31, 2008

Sample: Peer-nominated experts in health care policy, finance, and delivery; select members of the Modern Healthcare database

Sample Size: 211 (survey successfully e-mailed to 1,467 people)

Interview Method: Online/E-mail

Read an analysis of the findings in a Data Brief. Also available are two related commentaries, The Medical Home, Round Two: Building on a Solid Foundation by Martín-J. Sepúlveda, M.D., FACP, vice president, Well-Being Services & Health Benefits, IBM Corporation, and The Third Path: Systemic Change Will Focus on Returning Value by Gregory P. Poulsen, senior vice president for Intermountain Healthcare and a member of The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System.

The 14th Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey asked a diverse group of experts for their perspective on health care delivery system reform. Survey participants call for fundamental change in the way the U.S. delivery system is organized, with one of nine favoring such reform. Favored policy strategies for reform include strengthening the primary care system, encouraging care coordination, and promoting care management of high-cost patients with complex conditions. Opinion leaders also cite payment reform as an important strategy to enhance primary care physicians' ability to provide coordinated, high-quality care, as well as to help prevent costly hospitalizations.

Methodology

This survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of The Commonwealth Fund among 211 opinion leaders in health policy and innovators in health care delivery and finance within the United States between March 3, 2008, and March 31, 2008. Harris Interactive sent out individual e-mail invitations to the entire panel containing a password-protected link and a total of four reminder e-mails were sent to those who had not responded. No weighting was applied to these results.


Past Health Care Opinion Leaders Surveys
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part I, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Policy Priorities
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part II, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Health Insurance Issues
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part III, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Health Care Costs
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part IV, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Medicare and Its Future
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part V, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Medicaid and Its Future
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part VI, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Long-Term Care
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part VII, Assessing Congress's Policy Priorities
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part VIII, Evaluating Medicare Part D
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part IX, Congressional Priorities
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part X, Assessing SCHIP
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part XI, Assessing Health Care Quality and Safety
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part XII, Transparency of Health Care Quality and Price Information in the United States
Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Policy Priorities
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part II, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Health Insurance Issues
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part III, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Health Care Costs
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part IV, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Medicare and Its Future
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part V, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Medicaid and Its Future
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part VI, Assessing Health Care Experts' Views on Long-Term Care
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part VII, Assessing Congress's Policy Priorities
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part VIII, Evaluating Medicare Part D
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part IX, Congressional Priorities
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part X, Assessing SCHIP
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part XI, Assessing Health Care Quality and Safety
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part XII, Transparency of Health Care Quality and Price Information in the United States
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part XIII, Assessing the Presidential Candidates' Health Reform Proposals