Survey Result Details
We recently surveyed readers on their views regarding the likely confluence of both an influenza outbreak and a surge in COVID-19 cases.
While readers are evenly distributed in their belief that we will see a rise in cases for both airborne viruses, what is more interesting is a majority – 60% – acknowledge that the media’s use of the term, twindemic, influences their perception.
Essentially, the media coining the term, twindemic, affects their beliefs.
Other findings include 20% responding that they are not at all confident healthcare systems will diagnose influenza or COVID-19 correctly, and 60% not so confident and 20% not at all confident healthcare systems will document the viral infections correctly.
Per capita national health expenditures from 1960-2020
The data categorizes expenditures as national health expenditures, health consumption costs, personal health costs, administrative costs, and public health activities cost.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group; U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis; and U.S. Bureau of the Census.