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Title
Medicare beneficiary information needs: 1994.
First Author
Eppig, Franklin J
Date of Pub
1996 Fall
Pages
247-252
Volume
18
Issue
1
Other Authors
Poisal, John A
Abstract
The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) is a powerful tool for analyzing enrollees' access to medical care (Adler, 1994). Based on a stratified random sample, we can derive information about the health care use, expenditure, and financing of Medicare's 36 million enrollees. We can also learn about those enrollees' health status, living arrangements, and access to and satisfaction with care. In the charts that follow, we have presented some findings on enrollee information needs in 1994, number of beneficiaries with information needs met, and sources of information used by beneficiaries. These charts attempt to answer the following questions: What types of needs do our beneficiaries have? How well do our beneficiaries understand Medicare?
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : Data Collection : Health Care Surveys : Health Services Accessibility/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Needs and Demand/statistics & numerical data : Human : Information Services/supply & distribution/statistics & numerical data : Insurance Benefits : Insurance Coverage : Medicare/organization & administration/statistics & numerical data : United States
NTIS Number
PB99-106494