Ann Arbor, MI July 25, 2012 — Americans’ confidence in their ability to access and pay for healthcare continued to exhibit volatility in the second quarter of 2012, according to a consumer sentiment index produced by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.The Index, which measures consumer attitudes toward healthcare access, use, and payment, reflected largely positive sentiment when respondents were asked if they had experienced a reduction in or loss of insurance coverage. However, overall scores remained volatile over the course of the second quarter. In April, the Truven Health Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Indexjumped to a record high of 103, before leveling off to 102 in May, then 100 in June.
The Truven Health Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index is updated monthly and reported quarterly. A full report on Q2 results is available here.
The Truven Health PULSE Healthcare Survey collects information about healthcare behaviors, attitudes, and utilization from more than 100,000 U.S. households annually. It is representative of all U.S. adults and households. The Consumer Healthcare Sentiment Index is based on responses from a survey subset of 3,000 respondents each month. Its baseline measurement of 100 was set in December 2009.
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2,200 people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Denver. For more information, please visit truvenhealth.com.