An Aging Population, Health care and the Role of Pharmacists in Saskatchewan with a National Comparison

The Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan, in partnership with CPhA, commissions yearly public opinion surveys on public perceptions and attitudes towards pharmacists in Saskatchewan and across Canada. The public surveys are conducted by   Abacus Data. Below is a summary of the survey. The full Saskatchewan and national surveys are at the bottom of the page.

2019 Saskatchewan Survey

The 2019 online survey was conducted with 3,219 Canadians over 18 years of age from February 26th to March 7th, 2019. The survey found people in Saskatchewan recognize the seriousness of an aging population and the strain it will have on the health system. Participants were then asked questions around the pharmacist role within caring for an aging population. The survey found this concern is held by many older residents, particularly women. The survey breaks down into 5 sections from the  innovations in health care delivery to how comfortable people are with pharmacist doing to more to sustain the health system.