Measuring health status: self-, interviewer, and physician reports of overall health.

@article{Smith2011MeasuringHS,
  title={Measuring health status: self-, interviewer, and physician reports of overall health.},
  author={Kimberly V. Smith and Noreen Goldman},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={242-66}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examines and compares respondent, interviewer, and physician ratings of overall health. METHOD Data are from the 2006 Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study, a nationally representative survey of older adults in Taiwan. Ordered probit models are used to examine factors associated with self- and external assessments of health and discordant health ratings. RESULTS Our results suggest similarities and differences in factors influencing health ratings across… CONTINUE READING

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