9 reasons why the healthcare system is not meeting patients' needs

Seventy-three percent of U.S. adults the U.S. healthcare system is failing to meet their needs, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Association of Physician Associates and the Harris Poll.

The survey polled 2,519 adults aged 18 and older between Feb. 23 and March 9. Here are nine reasons they said the healthcare system was failing to meet their needs as patients: 



It takes too long to get an appointment

31 percent

Healthcare costs strain my/my family's services

26 percent

My insurance doesn't cover the cost of enough services

23 percent

The healthcare system is only focused on treating illness and injury, not preventative care and wellness

19 percent

Quality of care in my community is not good

14 percent

There aren't enough providers in my community

13 percent

Finding the care I need is confusing and hard to navigate

13 percent

I have to coordinate care across too many providers

12 percent

I don't always understand the information or recommendations healthcare providers give me

11 percent


3 percent

The healthcare system is meeting all of my needs 

27 percent

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