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Online poll: Has health care staffing shortages impacted you?

Over 250 readers answered our latest question

Delta Optimist polled 255 Delta Optimist readers and asked the question: Have you been impacted by staffing shortages in health care?

The poll ran from 9/7/2022 to 9/14/2022. Of the 255 votes, we can determine that 108 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Yes, I have recently had to wait long hours to see a doctor or nurse. 33.33 % local, 36.47 % total    
No, I have not had difficulty getting medical care when I needed it. 37.04 % local, 30.98 % total    
I have been fortunate to not need a doctor or nurse lately. 21.30 % local, 20.78 % total    
I have avoided the ER and UPCC because I hear the waits are long. 1.85 % local, 3.53 % total    
I am not personally affected but I have a loved one who has. 6.48 % local, 8.24 % total    
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Results are based on an online study of adult Delta Optimist readers that are located in Ladner. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 6.1%, 19 times out of 20.

Delta Optimist uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.