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Title
Medicare beneficiaries rate their medical care: new data from the MCBS (Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey).
First Author
Adler, Gerald S
Date of Pub
1995 Summer
Pages
175-187
Volume
16
Issue
4
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB99-106445