CT Health Care Survey
"Children’s Experiences with Health Services: Results from the Connecticut Health Care Survey" is a new policy brief authored by Lisa Honigfeld, Vice President of Health Initiatives. The brief analyzes Connecticut parents' views on their children’s health and health care from responses to the Connecticut Health Care Survey. Findings show Connecticut's children have excellent access to health and dental services. At the same time, the health delivery system needs improvement in several aspects of care, such as: communication between specialists and primary care providers, attention to issues that make it hard for parents to take care of their child’s health and preventive counseling. Policy recommendations include incentives for further implementing the medical home model of care, and specifically, support for providers in coordinating care for patients. Recommendations also support periodic collection of patient experience data. Click on the "download" link below for the policy brief.
The Connecticut Health Care Survey is a population-based assessment of the health and health care of Connecticut residents with a focus on patient perceptions. Funding for the Survey was provided by the Aetna Foundation, Children’s Fund of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Foundation, Foundation for Community Health, The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, and Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. The survey was developed and conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Health Policy and Research.
For more information on the Connecticut Health Care Survey, including links to the executive summary, press release and four policy briefs, click here. To read a news article from C-HIT on the survey results click here. To listen to a radio interview on WTIC on 6/22/14 about this topic, click here.