Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 45% of those Pakistanis who claimed that at least one person from their household has needed to be admitted to the hospital in the past year also claimed that they got these members of the household treated at a government/ district hospital.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women who claim that somebody from their household has needed to be admitted to the hospital in the past year, from across the four provinces was asked, “Where did you get them treated?” In response to this question, 24% respondents said that they treated these members of the household at a local dispensary or doctor, while 31% said that they got them treated at a private hospital. 45% of the respondents claimed to have gotten these members treated at a government/ district hospital.
This question has also been asked during previous years over the past decade. Between 1989 and 2015, there was a decline in the percentage of those Pakistanis who got their household members treated in a government/ district hospitals and private hospitals. These percentages fell from 52% to 45% and 35% to 31% respectively over this time period. In contrast, the percentage of those Pakistanis who got their family members treated locally increased from 11% in 1989 to 12% in 2001 and 24% in 2015.
The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 245 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 08 – June 15, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.