MQO Research spoke with 400 residents of New Brunswick to understand their opinions about health care in the province.
Almost six-in-ten residents are either very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the health care system in New Brunswick.
We surveyed people across Atlantic Canada: New Brunswick tied Prince Edward Island 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 in New Brunswick,” said Stephen Moore, Vice President at MQO. “Support is consistent across all demographic groups and regions of the province.”
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:
- 71 percent are satisfied with their access to a family doctor
- 69 percent are satisfied with their access to home care
- 61 percent are satisfied with their access to an emergency room
- 53 percent are satisfied with their access to long-term care
- 52 percent are satisfied with their access to a specialist
“There are very strong levels of satisfaction with access to a family doctor, access to home care and access to an emergency room,” said Moore.
“These numbers suggest that further investments in long-term care and improving access to a specialist would help increase overall satisfaction with the health care system.”
The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from July 17th to July 29th and included 400 randomly selected eligible voters from across the province. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 4.0 percentage points 19 times out of 20.
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