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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Adults who can sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted.

Measure Source

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

Tables

161A: Adults who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2002,

161B: Adults who can usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2002,

161C: Adults who can sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2002,

by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who report that, during the previous 12 months, they had made an appointment with a doctor or other health provider for regular or routine health care.

Numerator

Percent distribution of the denominator population who can always (table 161A), usually (table 161B), or sometimes or never (table 161C), get the appointment for regular or routine health care as soon as they wanted.

Comments

This measure and its tables are also presented in the Access to Care section.

Tables report data from the MEPS 2002 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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