Navigation Links
Americans' Confidence in Their Ability to Access and Pay for Healthcare Declines Significantly in May, According to Thomson Reuters Index
Date:6/28/2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans' confidence in their ability to access and pay for healthcare reached a new low in May, reversing the temporary boost in confidence seen in April, according to a new consumer sentiment index from Thomson Reuters. The decline in confidence can be seen in all Sentiment Index components over the first five months of 2010.

The Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index found that confidence decreased three points from 99 in April to 96 in May, a statistically significant drop.

The index, which is based on the Thomson Reuters PULSE™ Healthcare Survey, has two parts. A retrospective component gauges respondents' experiences during the past three months. A prospective component gauges their expectations for the coming three months.

In May, respondents expressed across the board pessimism in their ability to access and pay for healthcare services in the next three months — resulting in the prospective consumer healthcare outlook dipping from 99 to 96.  Retrospective consumer responses indicated significant increases in postponement or delay of care, delay in or failure to fill a prescription and difficulty paying for healthcare over the last three months.

"The month-to-month fluctuations we've seen in the Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index are consistent with other economy-wide consumer confidence indexes – continued high levels of unemployment and uncertainty around the impacts of healthcare reform are likely driving this volatility," said Gary Pickens, chief research officer at Thomson Reuters.  "According to the Thomson Reuters PULSE Healthcare Survey, 50 percent of respondents expect healthcare reform to increase healthcare costs.  That concern is showing up in our consumer sentiment data."

The Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index is updated monthly. A full report on the May results is available here: http://healthcarescience.thomsonreuters.com/indexes/assets/CHSI_findings_June.pdf.

The Thomson Reuters PULSE Healthcare Survey collects information about healthcare behaviors, attitudes and utilization from more than 100,000 U.S. households annually. It is representative of all U.S. adults and households. The Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index is based on responses from a survey subset of 3,000 respondents each month. Its baseline measurement of 100 was set in December 2009.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries.  For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Thomson Reuters
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Americans Losing Confidence in Their Ability to Access and Pay for Healthcare, According to Thomson Reuters Index
2. U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood, Congressional Leaders and Jordin Sparks Join Allstate in Urging Americans to Stop Texting and Driving
3. Americas Pharmaceutical Research and Biotechnology Companies Lead the Charge Toward Longer, Healthier Lives for Americans
4. Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives Due to Medical Innovation and New Therapies
5. Many Americans Enjoying Longer, Healthier Lives Due to Medical Innovation and New Therapies
6. HearUSA Introduces AARP Hearing Care Program for Americans Aged 50-plus in Ohio Today
7. HearUSA Introduces AARP Hearing Care Program for Americans Aged 50-plus in Michigan Today
8. HearUSA Introduces AARP Hearing Care Program for Americans Aged 50-plus in Massachusetts Today
9. HearUSA Introduces AARP Hearing Care Program for Americans Aged 50-plus in North Carolina Today
10. HearUSA Introduces AARP Hearing Care Program for Americans Aged 50-plus in Missouri Today
11. HearUSA Introduces AARP Hearing Care Program for Americans Aged 50-plus in Pennsylvania Today
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... Repair Procedure By Technique, By Region, By Country (2016-2021)" report ... ... a CAGR of 13.35% during 2016-2021 The strong growth ... in population with heart disease and rising advances in minimally invasive ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... and INDIANAPOLIS , March 23, ... LLY ) and the William Sansum Diabetes Center have ... Latino people affected by diabetes through enhanced research, education ... diabetes and cardiovascular disease bears a disproportionate weight on ... ," said David Kerr , M.D., FRCPE, director ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- Summary Global Markets ... Primary Hyperoxaluria - Pipeline Review, H1 2017, provides ... System And Sex Hormones) pipeline landscape. Primary ... kidney and bladder stones. It results from the ... blood in the urine, pain when urinating, fever, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Digital Scientists, a software innovation lab specializing ... of a Greenville, South Carolina location. The lab has set up shop ... “We’ve been working with South Carolina clients for years from our office here in ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... and related services to families and business owners across eastern Michigan, is connecting ... regional families struggling with financial difficulties. , The Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry works ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... on two panels at the Advanced ERISA Benefit Claims Litigation seminar in Chicago, ... Creating the Administrative Record, The majority of cases litigated under ERISA involve claims ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Judy Buchanan, co-owner of Serenity Natural ... Judy says, “I am passionate about sharing Reiki as a holistic, complementary therapy ... challenging time.” , A Certified Medical Reiki™ Master trained by Raven Keys Medical ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Adventures of Joey, ... and silly dog who lives his life to the fullest, as God intended. “The ... author Patti Holmgren, a mother and grandmother pursuing her passion for writing, especially about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):