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The Cost of Health System Change: Public Discontent in Five Nations


This survey was given to about 1,000 adults in five nations: Australia (1,001), Canada (1,006), New Zealand (999), the United Kingdom (1,043), and the United States (1,010). The telephone survey was conducted by Louis Harris & Associates and their international affiliates from April through June 1998. Interviewees were asked about their views of their nation's health care system, including their attitudes about its structure and recent system reforms, as well as experiences getting and using health care services.

See a related Health Affairs article, "The Cost Of Health System Change: Public Discontent In Five Nations."

Publication Details

Publication Date: May 1, 1999

The Cost of Health System Change: Public Discontent in Five Nations, Karen Donelan, Robert Blendon, Cathy Schoen et al., The Commonwealth Fund, May 1999


Robert J. Blendon
Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Emeritus
Acting Director, Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Senior Scholar in Residence, New York Academy of Medicine