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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Tables

140A: Percent of adults who can always get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, United States, 2001,
140B: Percent of adults who can usually get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, United States, 2001,
140C: Percent of adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, United States, 2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Denominator

Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) who reported that they, during the previous 12 months, had an illness or injury that needed care right away from a doctor's office, clinic, or emergency room.

Numerator

Percent distribution of the denominator population who can always (Table 140A), usually (Table 140B), sometimes or never (Table 140C), get the appointment for illness or injury care as soon as they wanted.

Comments

Tables report data from the MEPS 2001 Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on the SAQ.

 

 

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