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Care Can’t Wait Google Insights Poll Results Available

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In October, CHA conducted its fourth Google insights poll on willingness to seek care during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Below are some topline results that reflect the 1,000+ respondents’ concerns and willingness regarding hospitals and the pandemic:

  • 70% of respondents said if they had a serious health condition that required medical care today they would be willing to seek care in a hospital; 30% said no or unsure. These opinions have remained consistent during the past four months.
  • When asked about some reasons they might be reluctant to seek medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, 29% said they were concerned about the cost of care. This is up from 20% in July. 
  • A new question about telehealth was added to the October poll; 51% of respondents said they had heard about this safe option for routine care services from their local hospital. 
  • During the past three months, support for additional state or federal assistance to hospitals to pay for more supplies, equipment, and staff to care for patients rose slightly among undecideds – from 22% in August to 24% in October.