Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, July/August 1998
The July/August 1998 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about Patients’ Rights and Medicare. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,200 Americans which measures public knowledge of health stories covered by the news media during the previous month. The Health News Index is designed to help the news media and people in the health field gain a better understanding of which health stories in the news Americans are following and what they understand about those health issues. Every two months, Kaiser/Harvard issues a new index report.