Countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S
Survey Organization: Social Science Research Solutions and contractors in each country. The Commonwealth Fund provided core support for the survey, with cofunding from the German Federal Ministry of Health and the German National Institute for Quality Measurement in Health Care; Haute Autorité de Santé and Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés (France); Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport and the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (the Netherlands); Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services; Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs; and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. Support to expand samples was provided by the New South Wales Bureau of Health Information (Australia); and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Quality Ontario, Commissaire à la Santé et au Bien-être du Québec, and Health Quality Council of Alberta
Sample: Adults age 55 or older
Sample size: The final samples of adults age 65 or older were: Australia, 1,670; Canada, 3,147; France, 860; Germany, 547; Netherlands, 582; New Zealand, 379;
Norway, 651; Sweden, 5,000; Switzerland, 1,084; United Kingdom, 581; United States, 1,116. Full country samples (adults age 55 or older) ranged from 750 to 7,206.
Interview Method: Telephone
Date: March through May 2014