The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement partnered with Next Avenue to develop the survey questions. Readers were asked about what their experiences of their health care providers are and what an age-friendly health system would look like. "Does Your Doctor Know What You Want? And Will Your Physician Listen If You Try To Explain?" is based on this feedback.
As noted in the article, “Moreover, when asked whether their doctors had ever inquired about their health goals and priorities — including independence, physical function, mental function, pain and symptoms and life expectancy — more than 65 percent of Next Avenue readers said ‘No.’”
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