Medicare beneficiaries rate their medical care: new data from the MCBS (Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey).
Adler, Gerald S
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The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) contains a wealth of information about the people whose care is financed by
the program. This article examines their satisfaction with medical care received and explores the relationship of these attitudes
with the characteristics of subgroups of the enrolled population. Satisfaction with medical care among Medicare beneficiaries
is found to be generally high (80-90 percent). Disabled Medicare beneficiaries are less satisfied than the aged, and health
maintenance organization (HMO) enrollees less satisfied than fee-for-service (FFS) patients. Others with lower-than-average
satisfaction are people with poorer health status, those covered by Medicaid, and those without supplementary insurance.
Aged : Data Collection : Deductibles and Coinsurance : Demography : Disabled Persons : Fee-for-Service Plans/standards : Health
Maintenance Organizations/standards : Health Services Research : Health Status : Human : Medicare/standards : Patient Satisfaction/statistics
& numerical data : Quality of Health Care/statistics & numerical data : United States