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2016 marks the twelfth iteration of the HCIC survey.

Important Note: If you intend to use HCIC survey information in any way, please let us know by completing this brief form  so we can track how HCIC information is being disseminated.  Tracking how HCIC results are utilized is very important as this can help ensure future iterations of the survey are conducted by demonstrating the results are valuable to a variety of audiences.

The information being shared is for educational purposes and can not be reproduced, published or otherwise used intended for publication without the prior consent of the Health Care in Canada Knowledge Translation Committee.

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The 2016 HCIC survey results provide a comprehensive and timely overview of how a representative sample of Canadians (the public, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals and administrators) perceives health care in Canada. The estimated margin of error is less than 3% for the public sample and less than 10% for the professional groups (except for the allied health professionals).

We invite you to review and openly share these results with your colleagues and other stakeholders so together we can use this information to make our Canadian health care system better.

If you would like to use the HCIC results in your work or for a presentation or publication, we request that you complete this brief form. By telling us how you will use the HCIC results, you will help us better understand what topics are most relevant to you. Such information will also help inform future survey designs.


1. HCIC 2016 Trends

This presentation provides an overview of the current trends in health care, including public and professional perceptions of quality of care, the most important care issues, as well as where the public turns to for health care information.

2. HCIC 2016 Access

An overview of the views of professionals and the public regarding access to health care (in general, tests, treatments, services and professionals), both over the last five years and future expectations, are shared. Attitudes toward access improvement proposals are also explored.

3. HCIC 2016 Responsibility

This presentation provides an overview of the responsibility of individuals and of the health care system related to health, as interpreted by the public and by health care professionals.

4. HCIC 2016 Personal Health / Engagement

An overview of how the public and health care professionals rate their own level of health are found within this presentation. Health professionals also rate their level of job engagement and the factors that can contribute to workplace disengagement.

5. HCIC 2016 Chronic Disease – Burden / Management

This presentation provides an overview of the prevalence and management of chronic disease in Canada, including types of health care teams, access to needed treatments and some reasons for lack of access. Hospital and ER use, as well as care transitions, are also presented.

6. HCIC 2016 Chronic Disease – Prescription Medications

An overview of medication use by those living with a chronic disease, the average number of medications taken, adherence patterns and reasons for non-adherence are presented. Health professional perceptions of the medication prescribing process are also presented.

7. HCIC 2016 Chronic Disease – Disease Management Plans

This presentation provides an overview of health professionals’ attitudes towards chronic care improvement initiatives such as health care teams and disease management models. Support for the use of non-physician health care professionals, wellness programs and EHRs for example are reviewed.

8. HCIC 2016 Emerging Role – Non-Professional Care Givers

A brief overview of caregiving in Canada is presented, including the burden, actions taken and obstacles people have faced when trying to access treatments for the person under their care.

9. HCIC 2016 Emerging Priority – Patient-Centred Care

This presentation provides an overview of the support shown toward patient-centred care attributes by health care professionals and the public, including the top priorities for enhancing a culture of patient-centred care.

10. HCIC 2016 Looking Forward

An overview of health care professionals’ and the public’s opinion on improvement of the healthcare system in Canada are explored in this presentation. Support for approaches to improvement are reviewed including system funding, clinical initiatives, pharmaceutical / vaccine access and technology innovations. Public and professional perceptions on who is most responsible to drive innovation are also presented.

11. HCIC 2016 End of Life Options

A new topic for the 2016 survey, this presentation provides an overview of the perceptions of healthcare professionals and the public relating to end of life options, including the level of support for medically assisted death. Professionals’ fears of legal reprisal are also shared.

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