One in four lacks confidence in the health care system for incurable illness

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One in four Norwegians do not trust that the health care system will give them good follow-up should they get an incurable disease, a recent study shows.

Of the 1,016 people who contributed to the survey, 62 percent say they trust that the health care system will give them good follow-up in the last phase of life if they have a serious illness. 16 percent responded that they did not know, while 23 percent responded that they did not have confidence.

The survey, conducted by Norstat for ABC News, raises concerns both with the Cancer Society and the National Association for Heart and Lung Disease (LHL).

“There is a worryingly high number when almost every fourth say they do not have confidence that they will receive good follow-up,” Assistant General Secretary of the Cancer Society, Ole Alexander Opdalshei, told ABC News.

He believes the numbers need to be taken seriously. LHL also believes the results are cause for concern.

According to the survey, people with the highest educational level have the most confidence in the follow-up of the health care system. Only 14 percent say that they have no confidence.

Distributed by region, the highest percentage of Westerners say they have no confidence, with 29 percent.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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1 Comment on "One in four lacks confidence in the health care system for incurable illness"

  1. no surprise–as Americans say–you cant complain about the bedside manner in a Norwegian hospital–there isn’t one.
    If Norway cared they would fix it—they dont actually care–‘the end’.
    They should take better care of the Doctors too–they dont get a fair deal either.-
    I am not an American..lol

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