Over 90% of healthcare professionals in the US believe that the current US healthcare system needs a reform
Healthcare professional - A healthcare professional is a person who delivers proper health care in a systematic way professionally to any individual in need of health care services1.
Reform – Healthcare should be provided or available to everyone in the United States
National Plan – A healthcare plan or system that provides everyone in the United States to have healthcare benefits
Universal Coverage Plan – A healthcare plan or system that provides everyone in the United States with the same healthcare benefits
Elderly US citizens – All US citizens at the age of 65 or above
US citizen children – All US citizens that are 18 years or below or 21 and below if in college
Elderly permanent residents* - All green card holders that are 65 years or above
Permanent resident children* – All green card holders that are 18 years or below or 21 and below if in college
*Please note that work permits, student visas, or travel visas are not considered permanent resident status. A permanent resident is a green card holder who resides and works permanently in the US. Additionally, unlike work permits or other visas, permanent residents pay the same taxes exactly as US citizens.
Our group conducted a convenience sample by asking healthcare professionals at Northshore LIJ University Hospital in Manhassett, New York to complete a survey pertaining healthcare issues and concerns. The survey consisted of several dichotomous, multiple choice, rank order scaling, and demographic questions. In order to obtain data, we targeted a small group of healthcare professionals at North Shore LIJ Hospital. Theses random targets had to meet the criteria of being employed at the hospital with the capacity as a healthcare provider or ancillary staff and whose characteristics closely represent those of the...