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58% of PEI Residents Satisfied with Health Care

MQO Research spoke with 400 residents of Prince Edward Island to understand their opinions about health care in the province.

Nearly six-in-ten residents are either very or somewhat satisfied with the health care system in Prince Edward Island.

We surveyed people across Atlantic Canada: Prince Edward Island tied New Brunswick for the highest level of satisfaction (58%), followed by Newfoundland and Labrador at 50%, and Nova Scotia at 43%.

“The majority of the population is satisfied with the state of the health care system on PEI,” said Stephen Moore, Vice President at MQO. “Support is highest in Prince and lowest in Kings.”

MQO also explored satisfaction with different aspects of the health care system. We combined those who are very and somewhat satisfied with each of the following elements of the health care system. Here’s what we found:

  • 72 percent are satisfied with access to home care
  • 63 percent are satisfied with access to a family doctor
  • 59 percent are satisfied with access to an emergency room
  • 55 percent are satisfied with access to long-term care
  • 49 percent are satisfied with access to a specialist

“Satisfaction with home care is the highest in Atlantic Canada,” said Moore. “The government also receives strong scores for access to a family doctor and access to an emergency room – the two most common touchpoints with the health care system.”

The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from July 13th to July 29th and included 400 randomly selected eligible voters from across the province. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 4.9 percentage points 19 times out of 20.

About MQO Research

MQO Research is one of Atlantic Canada’s leading market research firms, providing research insights to clients throughout the region and beyond. Our team includes experts in quantitative and qualitative methodologies and program evaluation. MQO subscribes to the highest standards of information gathering and research ethics in the industry in Canada.

For more information on Atlantic Matters or MQO Research, contact:

Tracey Stephenson
tstephenson@m5.ca
Phone: 506-852-7281
Cell: 506-850-8077