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Perceived health status

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Most OECD countries conduct regular health interview surveys asking variants of the question "How is your health in general? Very good, good, fair, poor, very poor". Despite the general and subjective nature of this question, indicators of perceived health status have been found to be a good predictor of people's future health care use and mortality (Miilunpalo et al., 1997).

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: May 1, 2009

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