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2017 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults

Older adults in the US are sicker and have more financial barriers to care

Countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Sample: Nationally representative samples of adults ages 65 and older

Data Collection Methods: Telephone and online in Switzerland

Date: March–June 2017

Survey Organizations/Partners: SSRS and contractors in each country. The Commonwealth Fund provided core support, with cofunding from the New South Wales Bureau of Health Information and Victoria Department of Health and Human Services (Australia); Health Quality Ontario, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and Commissaire à la Santé et au Bien-être du Québec (Canada); Haute Autorité de Santé and Caisse Nationale de l’Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés (France); Institut für Qualitätssicherung und Transparenz im Gesundheitswesen (Germany); the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport (the Netherlands); the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Norway); the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and the Swedish Agency for Health and Care Services Analysis (Sweden); and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (Switzerland).