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The Commonwealth Fund/"Modern Healthcare" Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey: Views on Long-Term Care

Country: United States

Survey Organization: Harris Interactive, Inc.

Field Date: June 2, 2008–June 30, 2008

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

Sample Size: 196 (survey successfully e-mailed to 1,078 people)

Interview Method: Online/E-mail

Read an analysis of the findings in a Data Brief. Also available are two related commentaries, Revamping Long-Term Care in Pennsylvania by Nora Dowd Eisenhower, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, and The Long-Term Care: Preparing for the Next Generation by Carol Raphael, president and chief executive officer for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

The 15th Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey asked a diverse group of experts for their perspectives on the future of long-term care in the United States. Four of five of the experts surveyed believe that it is important or very important to secure adequate financing of long-term care, improve quality of long-term care facilities, and develop a health care workforce that is sufficient in size and skill to provide long-term care. Adding a long-term care benefit to Medicare, financed by a premium, is favored by nearly four of five respondents. Over two-thirds (69%) say it is important or very important for presidential candidates' health reform plans to address quality and financing of long-term care.

Methodology

This survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of The Commonwealth Fund among 196 opinion leaders in health policy and innovators in health care delivery and finance within the United States between June 2, 2008, and June 30, 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
Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey Part XIV, Views on Health Care Delivery System Reform

Publication Details

Publication Date: July 21, 2008