Welcome to the Health Care in Canada Survey website!


Since 1998 the Health Care in Canada (HCIC) survey members have simultaneously and repeatedly sampled public and professional perceptions around the outstanding issues and opportunities in Canadian health.  2014 marks the eleventh iteration of this unique survey!

The HCIC vision is to provide reliable evidence to inform and influence the improvement of Canadian health policy and care, through achievement of specific goals and objectives:

  • Broad partnership / collegial governance;
  • Regular knowledge creation / dissemination;
  • Addressing relevant health issues / questions / experience;
  • Measurement / reflection of all stakeholders’ views;
  • Rigorous, cost-efficient sampling process; and,
  • Data-driven communication plan.

By repeatedly polling nationally representative samples of the adult Canadian public and key professional groups (doctors, nurses, pharmacists and health administrators) over the last 16 years, the HCIC survey initiative has revealed a wealth of knowledge regarding: the general health of the nation including perceptions on access, affordability and quality of health care; the burden of chronic diseases and their care, particularly gaps in evidence-based and team care; and, innovation opportunities to improve care and outcomes.

Visit the Results page for recent results, past findings or to request HCIC data for your health policy or clinical practice decision making initiatives.

Thank-you for visiting the Health Care in Canada Survey website. We anticipate you will find the content within informative and of value as together we strive for the best possible Canadian health policy and care. 

Things can be better!



A national survey of health care providers, administrators and the public