New York-based survey research firm Harris Interactive (formerly known as Louis Harris & Associates) and FACCT, a nonprofit consumer health research organization based in Portland, Ore., fielded and analyzed two nationwide surveys in 2000—one of consumers and the other of physicians.
The goal of the surveys was to provide baseline information about health and health care practices in domains related to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) goals and objectives.
The surveys are called the National Strategic Indicators Surveys.
For the consumer survey, conducted online, more than 50,000 respondents provided data. Researchers reported the following findings:
A survey mailed to a sample of 8,000 U.S. physicians yielded 1,211 responses. Among the key findings reported by Harris Interactive: