Older Americans May Have More Problems With Their Health But They Also Have A Quicker Access To Specialists

A new study was done by Robin Osborn, Donald Moulds, David Squires, Michelle M.

Older Americans May Have More Problems With Their Health But They Also Have A Quicker Access To Specialists

A new study was done by Robin Osborn, Donald Moulds, David Squires, Michelle M. Doty, and Chloe Anderson which surveyed 15,617 adults of ages sixty-five and older in the countries of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The said study was supported by The Commonwealth Fund and will also appear in the latest issue of Health Affairs.

Some of the key findings in the said survey are:

The groups of authors have already done many kinds of international survey analyses. This survey of an older population, with near-universal coverage of Americans by Medicare or other health insurances, allowed the authors to be able to compare more directly the performance of the US health care delivery system with other industrialized nations.