New Commonwealth Fund Survey Sheds Light on Seniors' Opinions of Their Health Care System
In an international survey of seniors in 11 countries, Canadian seniors reported the lowest satisfaction with the overall quality of the health care they received. Despite this, Canada's seniors report better perceived health than the international average.
How Canada Compares: Results From The Commonwealth Fund's 2017 International Health Policy Survey of Seniors, released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), shows that only 2 out of 3 Canadian seniors (67%) were satisfied with the quality of the health care they received, compared with an average of 76% of seniors in all surveyed countries. When it comes to perceived health, 4 out of 5 Canadian seniors surveyed described their health as "excellent," "very good" or "good."
The 2017 edition of The Commonwealth Fund's survey focused on the views and experiences of seniors (age 65 and older) in 11 developed countries. The Canadian survey included questions on home care and end-of-life planning that were not asked in other countries...