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  1. Physician's perspectives on caring for patients in the United States, Canada, and West Germany.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    The United States is considering enacting a national health plan and global health care budget similar to those in other countries.

    There are few data on the effects of such policies on physicians and patients.

    Methods

    We conducted a telephone survey of 602 physicians in the United States, 507 physicians in Canada, and 519 physicians in the former West Germany from February through May 1991; the response rates were 44 percent, 49 percent, and 41 percent, respectively.

    Among other topics, the questionnaire included measures of satisfaction with the health care system and with medical practice.

    Results

    In the United States, 23 percent of the physicians surveyed thought the health care system worked well, as compared with 33 percent in Canada and 48 percent in West Germany.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Homme, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Canada, Allemagne(république fédérale), Allemagne, Europe, Médecin

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Human, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, Canada, West Germany, Germany, Europe, Physician

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0403601

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.