BHEC: Surveys To Examine Health Conditions

August 16, 2022 | 2 Comments

The Bermuda Health Council in collaboration with the University of West Indies, will conduct two local studies “that will help policy makers and clinicians understand how residents feel about their health and the value they see in healthcare.”

A spokesperson said, “The survey developed by the EuroQOL group, will help in uncovering what types of things are most important in Bermuda when it comes to supporting our resident’s in having their best health-related quality of life.

“The first survey launched today, Tuesday, 16th August, will measure health preferences of Bermuda’s residents. This survey will involve a 30-45-minute phone interview and offers an $18 incentive to residents who complete the interactive survey and participation is by invitation only.

“The second survey is an on-line five-minute questionnaire which will help organizations, communities and individuals understand what health services, health behaviours and social and economic factors may influence the health status of the population. This study is open to all residents and is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, 6th September 2022. There are no incentives for the second survey.”

Bermuda Health Council CEO Dr. Ricky Brathwaite said, “No group of persons is alike and not everyone is looking for the same health outcomes for themselves. These two studies will help us understand what Bermuda’s residents are really looking to achieve through their own health and our health system. When we look at how people view their health, we realize that your background and your experiences helps to shape that.

“Without that context, local healthcare leaders only have a part of the puzzle towards implementing effective and sustainable solutions that match with the public’s desires. So we are definitely excited to be partnering with UWI on this initiative in support of our local healthcare system. Only a few larger countries have been able to gather this data for their populations, and this will allow us to join that group and bring our unique island discussion to the global table.”

A spokesperson added, “The data from the reports may be used by public health officials to design health programs and services aimed at addressing health concerns such as diabetes and heart disease.

“Residents are encouraged to contribute to the online studies to assist in improving the health of the community and its health system. All information collected is confidential. Individuals interested in participating in the studies should visit the Bermuda Health Council website.”

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    “The survey developed by the EuroQOL group, will help in uncovering what types of things are most important in Bermuda when it comes to supporting our resident’s in having their best health-related quality of life.”

    We need to tackle the prevalence of diabetes in Bermuda. I am tired of hearing of family members having bits amputated. Come on people!

  2. Before says:

    Should this have been done before the move to universal health care by the government
    What am I missing?

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