Since 2015, has been the pre-eminent online patient research community in Alberta.

We have transitioned to a quarterly general population opinion poll. Watch for announcements from the AMA about what Albertans are telling us about their health care system. Survey reports will be available here.

We are grateful to the thousands of patients who have helped inform AMA policy and advocacy by participating in survey research.

If you would like to stay in touch with the AMA and keep abreast of the issues affecting physicians, patients and health care, we invite you to join our online community You can find information there and have opportunity to lend your support to Alberta doctors on important issues.

See below for newsletters and reports from our many albertapatients initiatives and surveys.

albertapatients news

There's a new albertapatients newsletter!

March 4, 2021

Every so often we send members a specifically-themed health care survey, create a high-level report on their responses, then share it back to the community through an email newsletter. The most recent newsletter discusses patient impressions and experiences with Virtual Care. Read the February 2021 newsletter now. Exploratory Research - Prescription Opioid Use Among Alberta Patients

July 19, 2018

Discussions between patients and their physicians about the use of opioids to manage pain are relatively common in Alberta, although fewer patients actually receive a prescription according to a recent survey conducted by

Patients Offer Alberta Family Physicians Strong Marks for Care

June 13, 2017

Patients express high levels of satisfaction with the care they receive from primary care doctors in Alberta, according to a recent survey conducted by In the March 2017 survey, over seven-in-ten (72%) rate their overall last experience with an Alberta primary care doctor as “excellent/very good” (5 or 4 on a 5-point scale).

Seniors caregiving a growing concern for Albertans

October 21, 2015

As Alberta’s population ages, a growing proportion of the province will be faced with caregiving for their aging relatives and friends according to a recent poll by ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc.

Perspectives on seniors’ health care in Alberta

October 20, 2015

The burdens of an aging population on the province’s health care system is an issue weighing heavily on the minds of Albertans today, according to a recent survey by ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc. Further, the survey finds that Albertans’ confidence in the health system in relation to seniors’ care is troublingly low, and that most provincial residents are relatively uninformed about what supports and services are available for seniors.

Albertans’ concerns and expectations about aging

October 15, 2015

When it comes to getting older, health and money are the biggest concerns for Albertans, and they are relatively pessimistic about their prospects for the future according to recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc. poll.

Aging population changing perceptions of aging in alberta

October 14, 2015

Canadians, Albertans, are living longer than ever before, and as a result are having profound impacts on society, the social safety net, the economy, and according to a recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs poll, perceptions of aging itself.

Alberta Medical Association seeks patient input on health care system through innovative online community

June 16, 2015

The Alberta Medical Association wants to hear from all Albertans about the health care system, and is seeking public input through an innovative, new online community – The new online community will be open for all adult Albertans to join, providing them with an opportunity to give input on the current system, and to shape the future of health care in Alberta through regular professionally executed survey research. will also act as a conduit for Alberta’s doctors to update patients about what’s going on in health care delivery, and report on findings from the survey research.

Alberta Medical Association Mission: Advocate for and support Alberta physicians. Strengthen their leadership in the provision of sustainable quality care.