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Albertans’ Perspectives on Living Through the COVID Crisis

Posted May 4th, 2020 in Health Care, Healthcare, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

(May 4, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) . (CALGARY) There is no doubt that COVID-19 is taking a toll on Albertans in a variety of ways, according to a new ThinkHQ survey. Financially, one-third report a disruption to their employment status since March 1st, and almost 30% believe they will have trouble making ends meet beyond the next couple of […]

Albertans Deeply Concerned About Economic Impacts but Prioritize Health Response to COVID: Health Care Experts Lauded for COVID Response

Posted April 30th, 2020 in Economy, Health Care, Healthcare, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

(April 30, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) . (CALGARY) Albertans’ concerns about the economy and employment have climbed to record levels across the province due in large part to impacts of COVID-19, outstripping concerns about the spread of the virus itself, but when it comes to balancing economic and public health policies, a majority place a priority on health according […] Exploratory Research – Prescription Opioid Use Among Alberta Patients

Please note: Research findings should be directly attributed to   (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  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   (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 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 […] 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  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 […]

Big City Views on Water Fluoridation

Posted March 15th, 2016 in Health Care, Healthcare, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Alex Zagoumenov

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll     A recent academic study comparing rates of youth tooth decay in Alberta’s biggest cities has renewed public debate about municipal water fluoridation. The study, published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, found that tooth decay among school-aged children has worsened at a significantly higher rate in Calgary than in Edmonton over the last […]

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 […]