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Albertapatients.ca Exploratory Research – Prescription Opioid Use Among Alberta Patients

Please note: Research findings should be directly attributed to albertapatients.ca.   (EDMONTON) Discussions between patients and their physicians about the use of opioids to manage pain are relatively common in Alberta, although fewer patients actually receive a prescription according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients.ca.  Among those who received a prescription opioid for pain from their physician, a bare […]

Patients Offer Alberta Family Physicians Strong Marks for Care – Offer Insights on Non-Medical Enhancement of the Patient Experience

Please note: Research findings should be directly attributed to albertapatients.ca.   (EDMONTON) Patients express high levels of satisfaction with the care they receive from primary care doctors in Alberta, according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients.ca. In the March 2017 survey, over seven-in-ten (72%) rate their overall last experience with an Alberta primary care doctor as “excellent/very good” (5 […]

albertapatients.ca Survey Suggests More Information Needed About Emergency Departments

(EDMONTON) Albertans tend to believe wait times in hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) are too long, but their perceptions are not always in keeping with their own experiences according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients.ca.  The survey fielded September/October among a representative sample of Alberta patients further notes that while people generally understand the processes of the EDs, there are […]

Alberta Patients’ Views on Physician Assisted Death

Posted May 26th, 2016 in Alberta Medical Association, albertapatients, Health Care, Healthcare, Media Release, News by Alex Zagoumenov

(EDMONTON) Alberta patients offer high levels of support for physician-assisted death and for the draft guidelines being developed to facilitate the practice in Alberta, according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients. Indeed, the March 2016 survey reveals that if faced with a grievous and irremediable medical condition, fewer than one-in-five would not consider physician-assisted dying themselves. The poll also […]

Seniors Caregiving a Growing Concern for Albertans

(EDMONTON) As Alberta’s population ages, a growing proportion of the province will be faced with caregiving for their aging relatives and friends according to a recent poll by ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc.   Today, almost one-in-five Albertans participate in providing care for an aging family member or friend, but roughly two-thirds are either caregivers today or believe it is a […]

Perspectives on Seniors’ Health Care in Alberta

(EDMONTON) The burdens of an aging population on the province’s health care system is an issue weighing heavily on the minds of Albertans today, according to a recent survey by ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc. Further, the survey finds that Albertans’ confidence in the health system in relation to seniors’ care is troublingly low, and that most provincial residents are relatively […]

Albertans’ Concerns and Expectations About Aging

(EDMONTON) When it comes to getting older, health and money are the biggest concerns for Albertans, and they are relatively pessimistic about their prospects for the future according to recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc. poll.   On a top-of mind basis, staying healthy and health issues are Albertans’ primary concerns (28% mention), followed closely by issues related to financial security (27%), […]

Aging Population Changing Perceptions of Aging in Alberta

(EDMONTON) Canadians, Albertans, are living longer than ever before, and as a result are having profound impacts on society, the social safety net, the economy, and according to a recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs poll, perceptions of aging itself.   On average, Albertans today say that 71 is the age at which they begin to consider someone “old”. Ironically, fifty years […]