The Menzies-Nous Australian health survey 2012 provides key findings about the views held by Australians on their own health, on the Australian health care system and on aged-care services. The 2012 survey is the third biennial national survey conducted by the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Nous Group.
The survey was conducted via a phone interview of 1200 people in July 2012. To enable analysis of trends since 2008, a number of questions regarding the health of Australians and use of the health care system were consistently asked in 2008, 2010 and 2012. A number of questions were also asked for the first time this year, particularly those regarding Australian perspectives on aged-care reforms.
Demographic information was collected for survey participants to enable comparisons to be made in the following areas: age; financial stress; location; and level of education.