Canada, which has universal single-payer health insurance, is often criticized for waiting times for surgery that are longer than those in the United States.
We compared waiting times for orthopedic consultations and knee-replacement surgery and patients'acceptance of them in the United States and in the province of Ontario, Canada.
A stratified random sample of 1486 Medicare recipients (629 from the U.S. national sample, 428 from Indiana, and 429 from western Pennsylvania) and 516 people from Ontario who had been hospitalized for knee replacement between 1985 and 1989 were surveyed by mail in 1992.
Patients were asked how long they had waited to see an orthopedic surgeon and to have surgery, the acceptability of these waiting times, and their overall satisfaction with surgery.
Mots-clés Pascal : Genou pathologie, Prothèse, Genou, Organisation santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Traitement, Homme, Canada, Membre inférieur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Chirurgie, Liste attente
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Knee disease, Prosthesis, Knee, Public health organization, United States, North America, America, Treatment, Human, Canada, Lower limb, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Surgery
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Code Inist : 002B25I. Création : 09/06/1995.