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2002 International Health Policy Survey of Adults with Health Problems

Countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

Survey Organization: Harris Interactive

Field Dates: March 25–May 13, 2002

Sample: Nationally representative samples of adults age 18 and older

Sample Sizes: 844 in Australia; 750 in Canada; 750 in New Zealand; 750 in United Kingdom; 755 in United States

Interview Method: Telephone

This survey of patients with health problems in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States reveals disturbingly high rates of medical errors, lack of coordination in patient care, poor communication between doctors and patients, and barriers when accessing care. The findings point to widespread error, inefficiency, and missed opportunities in the health systems of these five countries.

To view the survey questions, download the attachment posted at right. To read analyses of the surveys, see the Fund publications under Related Resources, on the right.

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