Family Members and Friends Who Help Beneficiaries Make Health Decisions

Sofaer, Shoshanna; Kreling, Barbara; Kenney, Erin; Swift, Elaine K.; Dewart, Tracey
September 2001
Health Care Financing Review;Fall2001, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p105
Academic Journal
Presents a study which documented the role of family members and friends of Medicare beneficiaries in the health care decisions and reception of inadequate Medicare information by beneficiaries in San Diego, California and Baltimore, Maryland. Health-related triggers for help and information; Availability and sources of information; Knowledge and attitudes about Medicare coverage options.


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