A National Survey Finds 94% of Women Fail a Women
s Health IQ Quiz; Healthcare Falling Short As Women Struggle to Get the Facts and Support They Need More Must Be Done to Prioritize Womens Health and Improve Care at Every Stage of A Women`s Life
COVID-19 has brought health to the forefront of millions of Americans
minds, especially for women who rank it as their top health concern in a new survey from MDVIP. Yet, the same survey shows that most women are not getting the information they need to address the greatest health risks they face. The "Womens Health IQ” quiz found that 9 in 10 women do not know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, 7 in 10 do not know that consuming alcohol increases breast cancer risk, and nearly 3 in 4 do not know lack of sleep or hearing loss can damage the brain.
The pandemic is wreaking further havoc on women
s physical and emotional health, from heightened stress and anxiety to the development of unhealthy habits. Nearly a third of women say they have even delayed medical care due to the pandemic. But there is a silver lining, as 6 in 10 women say the pandemic has motivated them to improve their health and that they have become emotionally more resilient. Also alarming is that while 9 in 10 women say that care and communication from their primary care physician (PCP) is important to achieving their health goals, nearly a third of all women felt rushed during doctor appointments, that their concerns were not taken seriously, and were dissatisfied with their overall experience. Younger women, specifically, are the least engaged and satisfied with the healthcare available to them.
MDVIP is a national network of primary care doctors who focus on prevention and providing patients the level of care and attention they deserve. The company commissioned the Womens Health Survey to understand the current state of women
s health and identify areas of needed improvement.
Additional Findings from MDVIPs Survey:
- 8 in 10 women report barriers that prevent them from taking better care of their health, including 1 in 3 who say they prioritize their family and their family`s health before their own.
- Over half of women under 55 say they have put off seeing a doctor until their symptoms became urgent.
- Over half of women under 55 say there have been times during the pandemic when they felt like they were going to break down.
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, MDVIP leads the market in membership-based healthcare that goes far beyond concierge medicine services. With a national network of over 1,100 primary care physicians serving more than 350,000 patients, MDVIP is at the forefront of consumer-directed care. MDVIP-affiliated physicians limit the size of their practices, which affords them the time needed to provide patients with more individualized service and attention, including a comprehensive annual preventive care program and customized wellness plan.