IRIS Global Public Confidence Study 2023 Part 3: Confidence in Healthcare
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IRIS Global Public Confidence Study 2023 Part 3: Confidence in Healthcare


As a member of the IRIS Network (an international consortium of independent market research agencies), Sugata Research is proud to have contributed to a global market research study spanning 27 countries that aimed to capture public sentiment on pressing contemporary issues including the economy, climate change, and healthcare.

The 2023 IRIS Global Public Confidence Study offers an extensive analysis of global public opinion across the following key areas:
  1. Public assessments of the economy and personal finances
  2. Levels of confidence and concern about climate change
  3. Perspectives on the current state of healthcare systems

Surveying took place online over a span of three months, from February to April 2023, involving a nationally representative sample of 500 to 1,000 adults aged 18 and above from each of the 27 countries.

In this article we will look at the second part of this study, focusing on public sentiment surrounding healthcare:

  1. Negative sentiments prevail worldwide: Overall views about healthcare systems lean towards pessimism, with a majority saying the system is either in crisis (25%) or deteriorating (32%). About four in ten think their country’s system is in excellent (7%) or good shape (35%) but more than half in Ireland, nearly half in Greece, and over four in ten in Panama and Romania think their country’s health care system is in a state of crisis.
  2. Inefficient management cited as cause of problems: When asked about the cause of problems in healthcare systems, two-thirds blame inefficient management (63%) compared to insufficient funding (36%). Roughly three-quarters in Japan, Indonesia, Panama, Colombia, and Lithuania blame inefficient management. 
  3. Japanese sentiments positive overall: In contrast to the general worldwide sentiment, 79% of Japanese people have a positive opinion about their healthcare system. Moreover, 76% feel that their healthcare services are among the best in the world.

For a more detailed look at the study’s initial findings, we invite you to visit the Healthcare Confidence Report 2023

To learn more about the specific findings from Japan, please visit our Sugata Research LinkedIn Page


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