A brand new ballot suggests most Islanders are giving the Island’s health-care system a passing grade.
The ballot, carried out by MQO analysis, requested 400 P.E.I. residents how satisfied they have been with the health-care system on the Island. A transparent majority – 58 per cent – stated they have been both very satisfied or considerably satisfied.
But, satisfaction was not uniform in all areas of the Island. In Prince County, 62 per cent of residents stated they have been both very or considerably satisfied, whereas solely 48 per cent in Kings Country stated they have been equally satisfied. Fifty-seven per cent of Queens County residents have been satisfied.
Based on the ballot outcomes, P.E.I. tied with New Brunswick for the very best degree of satisfaction at 58 per cent. Nova Scotia, at 43 per cent had the bottom degree of satisfaction, whereas residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, at 50 per cent, have been evenly cut up.
While general help for the health-care system was excessive in Prince County, the world had the bottom degree of satisfaction with entry to a household physician (58 per cent) and entry to a specialist (44 per cent). Queens County scored lowest in satisfaction with entry to lengthy-time period care at 46 per cent
The ballot was carried out by phone from July 13-29 with 400 randomly chosen Islanders who have been distributed between the three counties. The margin of error for the entire pattern was +/- four.9 proportion factors 19 occasions out of 20.
At a look
The MQO analysis ballot additionally explored ranges of satisfaction with different ranges of entry to care on P.E.I. The ballot discovered that:
72 per cent are satisfied with entry to house care
63 per cent are satisfied with entry to a household physician
59 per cent are satisfied with entry to an emergency room
55 per cent are satisfied with entry to lengthy-time period care
49 per cent are satisfied with entry to a specialist