Save Your Skin Foundation Survey
Canadians are generally proud of our universal health care system, but it is clear to Save Your Skin Foundation (SYSF) and other patient groups that more needs to be done. People across Canada continue to struggle to access the health care that they need. Shockingly, for example, SYSF has seen people forced to sell everything to get proper cancer care in Canada. This has to change.
In light of the upcoming federal election, SYSF commissioned research by Nanos Research to better understand the views of people across Canada around federal health priorities.
Download the full survey package (pdf).
A telephone and online random survey of 1,000 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, was conducted between March 29th and April 1st, 2019 as part of an omnibus survey. The results were statistically checked, weighted by age and gender and the sample is geographically stratified to be representative of Canada.
The results provide a snapshot of priorities for people in Canada and support the need for a comprehensive health care strategy in Canada. Such a strategy must cover the continuum of care from prevention, to treatment, to palliative and end of life care with specific plans for fast growing groups including seniors, cancer survivors, and people living with chronic conditions, all of which are linked to resource allocation and appropriate use and affordability.
It is time for the leaders of each of the federal Parties to prioritize the needs of patients, and announce their commitments that will help to keep people in Canada healthy.