[PDF] Health Care in America: The Experience of People with Serious Illness

Source:
Commonwealth Fund
Publisher:
Commonwealth Fund
Publication date:
17 October 2018

Abstract

In a period of sweeping changes in the health care and health insurance systems in the U.S., the question emerges of how those with the most serious illnesses are faring. This survey is relatively unique in that it focuses on the most seriously ill adults in the country, involving people who have hospitalized multiple times and are seeing multiple physicians, related to a serious illness, medical condition, injury, or disability (see Methodology).