HIFA Global Consultation (18) Preliminary results of the global survey, Part 1 (5)

2 December, 2023

Here are the topline results from the section of the survey on the theme: How important is access to reliable healthcare information?

Q4: Access to reliable healthcare informa�on is (or should be) a human right

Result: 4.78/5

Q5: Improving the availability and use of reliable healthcare information would lead to substantial improvements in quality of care and health outcomes.

Result: 4.70/5

Q6: Universal health coverage cannot be achieved without universal access to reliable healthcare information

Result: 4.46/5

Q7: More support is needed for health literacy (helping people find, understand and use healthcare information)

Result:: 4.74/5

The above results are based on a Likert scale, with a score of 1 representing "strongly disagree" through to a maximim of 5 representing "strongly agree".

This suggests the vast majority of respondents agree or strongly agree with all four statements. There was especially high agreement with questions 4, 5, and 7.

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global health community that brings all stakeholders together around the shared goal of universal access to reliable healthcare information. HIFA has 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting in four languages and representing all parts of the global evidence ecosystem. HIFA is administered by Global Healthcare Information Network, a UK-based nonprofit in official relations with the World Health Organization. Email: neil@hifa.org