The 2014 International Health Policy Survey, the 17th in an annual series, will assess health care system performance and responsiveness from the perspective of adults age 55 and older. To be conducted in 11 countries, the survey will inquire about access to care, coordination, management of chronic conditions, and costs and complexity of care. The focus on older adults will allow the survey team to explore new topics that are relevant to the baby boom generation. The resulting analysis will examine the extent to which variations reflect differences in countries’ systems and policies for health care delivery, insurance, and social services. The findings, to be released at the 2014 International Symposium and summarized in a Health Affairs article, will likely generate substantial interest among health ministers, policymakers, researchers, and the media. The results also will inform U.S. delivery system reform efforts and the Fund’s strategic priorities around improving outcomes and care experiences for higher-cost patients with complex conditions.
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Melissa J. Herrmann, M.A., and Eran Ben-Porath, Ph.D.