The findings of market research to determine the progress and prospects for empowering patients through information are published in this report from PIF and health policy consultancy MHP.
A nationally-representative sample of 6,000 people, including 1,567 people with long-term conditions were surveyed as part of the research in 2015. Based on the poll findings, the report estimates that in England:
- 36% of patients with a long-term condition, (more than 5.5 million people), disagree that they were given helpful information about their condition when they were first diagnosed
- 21% of patients, representing more than 3.2 million people, disagree that they have enough information to feel confident in discussing decisions about their care with their doctor
- 29% of patients, over 4.4 million people, feel that their views are not taken seriously by their doctor
You can read the full report including PIF and MHP’s recommendations for actions below.