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Canadian community-dwelling young-old and old-old: Determinants of satisfaction with health care Open Access
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The purpose of the study was to identify the determinants of satisfaction with health care for Canadian community-dwelling older adults. A correlational design was used to examine the relationships between socio-demographic indicators, psychosocial variables, health services utilization, and satisfaction with health care in the young-old and old-old. A subsample (N = 2,413) from the 1994/95 National Population Health Survey Supplement was analysed. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that socio-demographic variables were the best predictors of satisfaction with the national health care system in the young-old. Consultation with health care professionals was the best predictor of satisfaction with the Canadian health care system in the old-old and of health care personally received in both cohorts. Consultations with alternative practitioners was negatively related to satisfaction with health care in Canada and to care personally received in the old-old. The identification of the best determinants of satisfaction with health care can provide useful direction to policy makers, program planners, and practitioners so that more appropriate and effective services can be made available to this population.
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Forbes, D.A. (2001). Canadian community-dwelling young-old and old-old: Determinants of satisfaction with health care. Canadian Journal on Aging, 20(1), 113-126. DOI: 10.1017/S0714980800012162.
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