Health Care Reputation

These are just a few of the news stories inspired by The Harris Poll’s June 2016 survey on reputational risk in healthcare. 



Few Americans believe pharma places patients over profits: poll

Just 9 percent of Americans believe drug makers place more value on patients than profits, and only insurers have an overall worse reputation among consumers than the pharmaceutical industry among different entities in the health care system, according to a new Harris Poll… Read more.

Source: STAT | Ed Silverman | January 17, 2017


Benefits Pro

Entire health care industry suffers poor reputation

According to a recent Harris Poll, Americans — on average — say kids should get “the talk” at age 12.3. That’s about a year earlier than their parents talked about sex with them, according to the survey. The Harris Poll asked both adults and teenagers when kids should be able to do a slew of activities for the first time — including wearing makeup, going on their first date and having their first sleepover… Read more.

Source: Benefits Pro | Jack Craver | January 18, 2017


Chain Drug Review

Americans lack faith in health care sector

Only a small percentage of Americans believe drug companies and health insurers are on their side when it comes to care versus dollars, a new Harris Poll finds. The Nielsen research subsidiary said Tuesday that 9% of U.S. consumers think pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies put patients over profits, and 16% believe health insurance companies do so, according to an online survey of more than 1,000 adults… Read more.

Source: Chain Drug Review | January 17, 2017


Fierce Pharma

Does pharma value profits over patients? More than 1 in 10 Americans think so, poll says

It’s yet another painful pill—make that poll—for the pharma and healthcare industry. A new Harris Poll found that only 9% of Americans believe that pharma and biotech companies put patients before profits. The rest of the healthcare industry didn’t fare much better, with only 16% of respondents reporting confidence that insurance companies put patients first, and 23% believing hospitals do. Doctors and nurses came out the best, but still only about one-third (36%) of Americans feel those healthcare workers put patients ahead of profits… Read more.

Source: Fierce Pharma | Beth Snyder Bulik | January 19, 2017