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Title
Family members and friends who help beneficiaries make health decisions
First Author
Sofaer, Shoshanna
Date of Pub
2001 Fall
Pages
105-121
Volume
23
Issue
1
Other Authors
Dewart, Tracey; Kenney, Erin; Kreling, Barbara; Swift, Elaine K
Abstract
People enrolled in Medicare often turn to family members and friends for help in making health decisions, including Medicare health plan choices. To learn how family members and friends participate in decisionmaking, what information they currently use, and what information they would like, we held eight focus groups in San Diego and Baltimore. Although responses were different in the two markets, participants in both cities reported receiving inadequate information and indicated they were laregly unaware of avavilable CMS-supported information. Beneficiaries want easy-to-use print materials targeted to their needs and opportunities to participate in seminars and receive personal counseling.
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