Online Survey Finds Americans Concerned About Hospital Costs

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Over 40% rate cost as their #1 problem on Hospital survey conducted by Health Site Guide (

The costs associated with hospital care is an issue that has many Americans seeing red. An online survey which appears on the home page of, a free healthcare information portal, indicated that more than 40% of the first 100+ responders had “cost” as their main problem, followed by the “level of care” and “long waits,” both at around 18%. “Sanitary conditions” and “paperwork” came in at about 9%, with “noise” at a relatively small 3%.

“The issue of hospital costs is a great concern that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime,” stated Bob Lipp, one of the co-creators of Health Site Guide. “Families see their healthcare costs escalating and they are worried that hospitalization costs are a contributing factor. They are also extremely worried that they will not be able to afford healthcare and hospital costs in the near future. The survey was created to build a reliable database for those legislators who want to respond to these real healthcare concerns.”

Lipp and others created Health Site Guide for people who search for healthcare information with “a level of anxiety” and want reliable answers from respected sources fast and easy. features overviews of leading websites written by a medical savvy staff; and special features with pre-searched links to medical encyclopedias, prescription drug information, videos, animation, interactive tools, health insurance, caregiving, nursing home info, and much more. Visitors can register their concern regarding the problems they are having with hospitals, and see the complete results to date simply by pressing the “vote” button located at the top, right on the home page.

Health Site Guide is not affiliated with any third party and is completely free. It includes a membership area where registered guests (who provide a nickname and password only…no personal information is ever required) can participate in forums or create their own, have a personal page, create a blog, download information, receive news, and more, making a fully interactive and informative experience.

“The search is over for Internet users who type keywords into search engines to access medical information. Our professional staff has done the searching for them, allowing them to access healthcare information faster and easier,” said Bob Lipp, president of Health Site Guide, Inc. “We understand that many people who use the web for healthcare information often have a certain degree of anxiety and concern as they seek answers to situations affecting them or a loved one. We hope to provide the information they need faster, easier and often more thoroughly by linking them to the many healthcare sites included in our portal.”

About Health Site Guide is owned by Health Site Guide Inc. The site is a portal that makes it fast and easy to access a broad range of healthcare information and special features, which are available on today’s healthcare websites. The company is not affiliated with any third party. Disclaimer information is accessed through a high visible button located on the middle left of the home page.

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