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“Summary of the 2009 Public Survey on Healthcare in Japan”

“Summary of the 2009 Public Survey on Healthcare in Japan”
The Public Survey on Healthcare in Japan generates a great deal of public reaction every year. This year’s survey was conducted in January and produced interesting results reflecting the current employment and economic circumstances, health issues, and so on. A second edition featuring additional data is available on the web.

■Media Coverage (Excerpts)
・”86% of the public worried about medical bills” (NHK “Good Morning Japan”)
・”Survey on Healthcare System for the Later-stage Elderly Conducted by Private Institution People over 70 Most Supportive” (Kyodo News)
・”Increase of 50% in People Worried about Healthcare Costs over past 2 years” (Asahi Shimbun)
The survey was reported on by more than 25 media outlets throughout Japan.
Kohei Onozaki, Director of HPIJ’s Health Policy Unit appeared on the TV Asahi program “Asamade nama TV” on health policy, broadcast on February 27. The results of the 2009 Public Survey on Healthcare in Japan were quoted frequently throughout the program.

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