2018 Data Table

All Question Descriptions and Excel Files for 2018 Data

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Q1: In what year were you born? Download Download
Q2: In which province/territory do you reside? Download Download
Q4: What was our sex at birth? Download Download
Q5: What is your gender? Download Download
Q6: Do you have a family doctor or regular place of care? Download Download
Q7_summary_mean: SUMMARY TABLE [Means]: In the last year, about how many times have you done the following...? Download Download
Q7: Visited your regular doctor or place of care. Download Download
Q8: Visited a specialist. Download Download
Q9: Gone to an emergency room. Download Download
Q10: Gone to a walk-in clinic. Download Download
Q11: Filled a prescription. Download Download
Q12: Had a lab test (e.g. blood test, urine test, etc.) Download Download
Q13: Had an X-Ray, MRI, or CT/CAT Scan. Download Download
Q14: In the past year, was there ever a time your health care provider did not have all your medical information that was required during your visit? Download Download
Q15: What was the result of your health care provider missing information that was required during your visit? Download Download
Q16: In the past year, was there ever a time that you did not have all your medical information that was required during your visit? Download Download
Q17: What was the result of you missing information that was required during your visit? Download Download
Q18: Have you ever asked for a report or copy of information from your health record from any of your health providers? Download Download
Q19: How long ago was that? Download Download
Q20: How much did you have to pay, if anything, to receive your health information? Download Download
Q21: If you received your health information, in what format did you receive it? Download Download
Q22: In addition to your regular doctor, how many doctors, regular places of care and other health care providers currently provide care to you? Download Download
Q23: In the last 2 years (between March 2016 - 2018), did you receive medical treatment or have an appointment with a medical or health care professional outside of Canada that was...? Download Download
Q24: How many prescription medications do you currently take? Download Download
Q25: Do you have a chronic health condition? Meaning, a condition that is expected to last or has already lasted 6 months or more and has been diagnosed by a health professional? Download Download
Q26: Do you have primary or joint responsibility for providing care and/or assistance to any of the following individuals? Download Download
Q27: Using a number from 1 to 7 (1 being not at all involved and 7 being extremely involved), how involved are you in managing your health in partnership with your health care providers? Download Download
Q28: Using a number from 1 to 7 (1 being not at all confident and 7 being extremely confident), how would you rate your confidence to participate with your health care providers to discuss and make decisions together that affect your health? Download Download
Q29: Have you ever heard of digital health? Download Download
Q30: Do you think there should be a Canada-wide strategy to advance the use of technology in health care? Download Download
Q31: Which of the following best describes your impression of the existence of a Canada-wide strategy for digital health (e.g. technology in health care)? Download Download
Q32: Do you know the name of the organization that's leading this strategy? Download Download
Q33: What is the name of the organization that's leading this strategy? Download Download
Q33A: You may have already mentioned this, but which of the following organizations is leading the Canada-wide strategy for digital health? Download Download
Q34: Using a number from 1 to 7 (1 being very negative and 7 being very positive), please indicate your impression of Canada Health Infoway? Download Download
Q35: Before this survey, had you heard anything about digital health? Download Download
Q36A: Now that you have heard the description, had you ever heard of digital health? Download Download
Q36B: Now that you have heard the description, is this explanation consistent with your previous understanding of digital health? Download Download
Q37: Do you feel that the government's investment in digital health tools and solutions that give you and your health care providers electronic access to your health information is a...? Download Download
Q38A: Can you currently: Send a request electronically for a prescription renewal? Download Download
Q38B: Can you currently: During an appointment with your doctor, they securely send your prescription request electronically to your pharmacy? Download Download
Q38C: Can you currently: Access your own medical records electronically (for example, look up your lab test results)? Download Download
Q38D: Can you currently: Make an appointment with your regular doctor or place of care electronically (for example, on a secure website)? Download Download
Q38E: Can you currently: Consult with any of your health care providers online without having to phone or visit their office (for example, using secure email)? Download Download
Q38F: Can you currently: Send an electronic message directly to your doctor or regular place of care about a specific health issue or concern (for example, SMS-text message or via smartphone App such as Wellx)? Download Download
Q38G: Can you currently: View an electronic version of your referral to a specialist sent by your regular doctor to a specialist? Download Download
Q38H: Can you currently: Use an online tool to be notified when a specialist has received your referral, and when you have a confirmed appointment date and time? Download Download
Q38I: Can you currently: Visit with your health care provider virtually online by video (similar to a FaceTime or Skype call - through a web-based or smart phone application like Medeo, Maple or Akira)? Download Download
Q38J: Can you currently: Take part in a program that uses medical devices such as a blood pressure cuff or blood glucose meter to manage a chronic health condition from your home and electronically transmit the results to a healthcare team so that they can monitor your progress? Download Download
Q39A: In the LAST YEAR, did you: Send a request electronically for a prescription renewal? Download Download
Q39B: In the LAST YEAR, did you: During an appointment with your doctor, they securely send your prescription request electronically to your pharmacy? Download Download
Q39C: In the LAST YEAR, did you: Access your own medical records electronically (for example, look up your lab test results)? Download Download
Q39D: In the LAST YEAR, did you: Make an appointment with your regular doctor or place of care electronically (for example, on a secure website)? Download Download
Q39E: In the LAST YEAR, did you: Consult with any of your health care providers online without having to phone or visit their office (for example, using secure email)? Download Download
Q39F: In the LAST YEAR, did you: Send an electronic message directly to your doctor or regular place of care about a specific health issue or concern (for example, SMS-text message or via smartphone App such as Wellx)? Download Download
Q39G: In the LAST YEAR, did you: View an electronic version of your referral to a specialist sent by your regular doctor to a specialist? Download Download
Q39H: In the LAST YEAR, did you: Use an online tool to be notified when a specialist has received your referral, and when you have a confirmed appointment date and time? Download Download
Q39I: In the LAST YEAR, did you: Visit with your health care provider virtually online by video (similar to a FaceTime or Skype call - through a web-based or smart phone application like Medeo, Maple or Akira)? Download Download
Q39J: In the LAST YEAR, did you: Take part in a program that uses medical devices such as a blood pressure cuff or blood glucose meter to manage a chronic health condition from your home and electronically transmit the results to a healthcare team so that they can monitor your progress? Download Download
Q40A: Would you like to be able to: Send a request electronically for a prescription renewal? Download Download
Q40B: Would you like to be able to: During an appointment with your doctor, they securely send your prescription request electronically to your pharmacy? Download Download
Q40C: Would you like to be able to: Access your own medical records electronically (for example, look up your lab test results)? Download Download
Q40D: Would you like to be able to: Make an appointment with your regular doctor or place of care electronically (for example, on a secure website)? Download Download
Q40E: Would you like to be able to: Consult with any of your health care providers online without having to phone or visit their office (for example, using secure email)? Download Download
Q40F: Would you like to be able to: Send an electronic message directly to your doctor or regular place of care about a specific health issue or concern (for example, SMS-text message or via smartphone App such as Wellx)? Download Download
Q40G: Would you like to be able to: View an electronic version of your referral to a specialist sent by your regular doctor to a specialist? Download Download
Q40H: Would you like to be able to: Use an online tool to be notified when a specialist has received your referral, and when you have a confirmed appointment date and time? Download Download
Q40I: Would you like to be able to: Visit with your health care provider virtually online by video (similar to a FaceTime or Skype call - through a web-based or smart phone application like Medeo, Maple or Akira)? Download Download
Q40J: Would you like to be able to: Take part in a program that uses medical devices such as a blood pressure cuff or blood glucose meter to manage a chronic health condition from your home and electronically transmit the results to a healthcare team so that they can monitor your progress? Download Download
Q41A: Have you ever: Send a request electronically for a prescription renewal? Download Download
Q41B: Have you ever: During an appointment with your doctor, they securely send your prescription request electronically to your pharmacy? Download Download
Q41C: Have you ever: Access your own medical records electronically (for example, look up your lab test results)? Download Download
Q41D: Have you ever: Make an appointment with your regular doctor or place of care electronically (for example, on a secure website)? Download Download
Q41E: Have you ever: Consult with any of your health care providers online without having to phone or visit their office (for example, using secure email)? Download Download
Q41F: Have you ever: Send an electronic message directly to your doctor or regular place of care about a specific health issue or concern (for example, SMS-text message or via smartphone App such as Wellx)? Download Download
Q41G: Have you ever: View an electronic version of your referral to a specialist sent by your regular doctor to a specialist? Download Download
Q41H: Have you ever: Use an online tool to be notified when a specialist has received your referral, and when you have a confirmed appointment date and time? Download Download
Q41I: Have you ever: Visit with your health care provider virtually online by video (similar to a FaceTime or Skype call - through a web-based or smart phone application like Medeo, Maple or Akira)? Download Download
Q41J: Have you ever: Take part in a program that uses medical devices such as a blood pressure cuff or blood glucose meter to manage a chronic health condition from your home and electronically transmit the results to a healthcare team so that they can monitor your progress? Download Download
Q42: What type(s) of device(s) would you use or have you used to access these services? Download Download
Q43: You mentioned that you can currently access your own medical records electronically/online. Can you tell us the online source where you can access your own medical records? Is it a website or mobile app provided by...? Download Download
Q44: What specific health information can you currently access electronically/online? Download Download
Q45: Have you ever given a copy of your health record information that you can access online to health care professionals who are providing you care? Download Download
Q46: Have you ever used your mobile device (smart phone or tablet) to show your health record information that you access online to medical or health care professionals providing you care? Download Download
Q47: Do you prefer to view your lab test results as soon as testing has been completed and your results are available? Download Download
Q48_summary_mean: SUMMARY TABLE [Means]: In the past year, how many of your virtual online video visits were? Download Download
Q48A: In the past year, how many of your virtual online video visits were: Initiated by you? Download Download
Q48B: In the past year, how many of your virtual online video visits were: Coordinated as part of your care by your regular care provider? Download Download
Q48C: In the past year, how many of your virtual online video visits were: Coordinated as part of your access to and follow up with a specialist providing your care? Download Download
Q49_summary_mean: SUMMARY TABLE [Means]: What proportion of your virtual visits were conducted in your home vs. at a health care facility? Download Download
Q49A: % of virtual visits at my own home Download Download
Q49B: % of virtual visits at a health care facility Download Download
Q50: For the online video visits you initiated in the past year, was there a charge? Download Download
Q51: In the past year, were any of your virtual online video visits with...? Download Download
Q52: Have you experienced any of the following since accessing your health information online or using online digital health services? Download Download
Q52B: What type of care did you avoid? Download Download
Q53: Using a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means 'Very dissatisfied' and 10 means 'Very satisfied', how do you feel about your life as a whole right now? Download Download
Q54: In general, would you say your health is...? Download Download
Q55: In general, would you say your mental health is...? Download Download
Q56: Where would you go first to seek help if you were experiencing a mental health issue such as anxiety, depression, mood-swings, or signs of dementia? Download Download
Q57: Would you also seek help from...? Download Download
Q58: Please indicate your annual household income before taxes in the past year. Download Download
Q59: How would you describe the community you live in? Download Download
Q60: How far do you have to travel to visit your regular doctor/ place of care for an in-person visit? Download Download
Q61: How far from your home is the closest hospital with an emergency department, urgent care centre, after hours clinic? Download Download
Q62: Are you an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Metis or Inuk (Inuit)? Download Download
Q63: In the last year, which of the following activities, if any, have you done? Download Download
Q64A: Please indicate how often you do each of the following activities: Online shopping (purchase new goods or services online). Download Download
Q64B: Please indicate how often you do each of the following activities: Online banking and financial management (checking, making transfers, paying bills, managing investment portfolio online). Download Download
Q64C: Please indicate how often you do each of the following activities: Mobile banking using Apps (TD app, Scotiabank app, RBC app, etc.). Download Download
Q64D: Please indicate how often you do each of the following activities: Mobile shopping using Apps (Uber, parking meters, Ritual, Ubereats, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, etc.). Download Download
Q65: You mentioned that you have done online or mobile shopping activities. Specifically, have you...? Download Download