Satisfaction with the U.S. health care system may be tied to income, according to a poll by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health.
Key findings from the survey:
- 65% of respondents rated their individual health care as an A or a B.
- 33% percent of respondents rated the U.S. health care system as a whole as an A or a B.
- 45% of people earning less than $50,000 rate their own care as a C, D or F, compared to only 21% of those who earned more.
- When making selecting hospital, 57% of respondents said they would base their decision on the experiences of family or friends, while only 28% would use quality ratings to select a hospital.
- A quarter of respondents felt that African Americans and Latinos receive worse quality health care than whites.