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Table 2 Caregivers and non-caregiver’s perceptions and access to health care services

From: A national survey of caregiver’s own experiences and perceptions of U.S. health care system when addressing their health and caring for an older adult

   Caregiver Non-caregiver p-value
Overall, how satisfied are you with your personal health care experience? (% very & somewhat satisfied) 63.3% 59.4% .03
When it comes to your personal health care experience, how difficult is it to ….? (% somewhat to very difficult)
 • See your primary health care provider when you need to 18.7% 18.5% .921
 • Get mental health care or behavioral health services when you need them 29.4% 23.5% .006
 • Get dental services when you need them 23.8% 18.1% <.001
 • Get emergency care when you need it 9.6% 9.6% .962
 • Get medications if you need them 13.8% 10.6% .009
 • Get healthcare and supportive services at home 28.2% 18.7% <.001
When it comes to your personal health care experience, how important is each of the following? (% very to extremely important)
 • Having a professional whose job it is to coordinate all aspects of your care 46.0% 36.7% <.001
 • Having a way to receive healthcare services from your own home 42.5% 32.8% <.001
 • Having a long-term relationship with your primary health care provider 68.1% 53.0% <.001
In addition to receiving healthcare at doctor’s offices, clinics, and hospitals, how helpful would having access to each of the following services be to you? (% very to extremely helpful)
 • House calls 45.8% 35.6% <.001
 • Telemedicine 43.9% 39.2% .009
 • Web portals 49.6% 46.8% .125
 • Service that delivers medications to your home 56.5% 44.6% <.001