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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Adults whose providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them

Measure Source

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

Tables

151A: Percent of adults whose providers always listened carefully to them, United States, 2001,
151B: Percent of adults whose providers usually listened carefully to them, United States, 2001,
151C: Percent of adults whose providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, 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 had at least one visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room).

Numerator

Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) who had at least one visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room) who subsequently reported that their providers always (Table 151A), usually (Table 151B), sometimes or never (Table 151C) listened carefully to them.

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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