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US adults are more likely to have poor health than those in 10 similar countries, survey finds

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6174 (Published 16 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6174
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

US adults are more likely to skip care because of cost, to struggle to afford basic necessities, and to have poorer health than adults living in 10 other high income countries, a survey has found.1

The Commonwealth Fund conducted the survey, which was based on interviews with nearly 27 000 adults in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The results were published on 16 November in the journal Health Affairs.1

The survey is the latest of a series of international surveys conducted …

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