National Omnibus Poll of Registered Voters: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Giving Veterans Access to CRNA Care
The Mellman Group
May 23, 2022
These findings are from a national survey of 1,200 registered voters. Interviews were conducted online from May 9-17, 2022. The margin of error is +/-3% at the 95% confidence level. The margin of error is higher for subgroups.
Also seen as very important reasons for support were providing more options for veterans (81%) and reducing the overreliance on opioids (78%). The role CRNAs can play in better means of pain management clearly resonated with 43% indicating it was ‘one of the most important reasons’ for support – reflecting more intensity than the other reasons.
There is clearly widespread concern about veterans’ health care, and strong support for the VA to adopt rules to give veterans direct access to the care and services of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. The support is overwhelming and bi-partisan, stretching across all demographics –highest among veteran households who are most dependent on the VA and have the most atstake.
1 “The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, is considering new rules to give veterans direct access to the care and services of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists across the United States, as they have on military bases and in combat zones around the world. This would increase veterans’ access to VA health care; shorten wait times by expanding the pool of qualified health care professionals for pain management and anesthesia; and reduce the overreliance on opioids. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?”