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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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People with a provider who usually asks about medications and treatments other doctors may give.

Measure Source

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

Tables

194 People with a provider who usually asks about medications and treatments other doctors may give, United States, 2002, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population who reported having a usual source of care.

Numerator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population who reported having a usual source of care who subsequently reported that their provider usually asks about prescription medications and treatments other doctors may give them.

Measure Source

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

Tables

166A: Adults whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2002,

166B: Adults whose health providers usually listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2002,

166C: Adults whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2002,

by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room).

Numerator

This measure is also presented in the Patient Centeredness section.

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room) who subsequently reported their provider's level of communication on some or all of the four components of the composite measure as always (table 166A), usually (table 166B), or sometimes or never (table 166C).

Comments

Percent estimates are weighted; percent weights are adjusted for non-response based on how many of the questions had a valid response.

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.

Measure Source

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

Tables

168A: Adults whose providers always listened carefully to them, United States, 2002,

168B: Adults whose providers usually listened carefully to them, United States, 2002,

168C: Adults whose providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, United States, 2002,

by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room).

Numerator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 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 168A), usually (table 168B), or sometimes or never (table 168C) listened carefully to them.

Comments

This measure is also presented in the Patient Centeredness 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.

Measure Source

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

Tables

170A: Adults whose providers always explained things in a way they could understand, United States, 2002,

170B: Adults whose providers usually explained things in a way they could understand, United States, 2002,

170C: Adults whose providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, United States, 2002,

by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room).

Numerator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 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 170A), usually (table 170B), or sometimes or never (table 170C) explained things in a way they could understand.

Comments

This measure is also presented in the Patient Centeredness 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.

Measure Source

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

Tables

172A: Adults whose providers always showed respect for what they had to say, United States, 2002,

172B: Adults whose providers usually showed respect for what they had to say, United States, 2002

172C: Adults whose providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, United States, 2002

by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room).

Numerator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 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 172A), usually (table 172B), or sometimes or never (table 172C) showed respect for what they had to say.

Comments

This measure is also presented in the Patient Centeredness 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.

Measure Source

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

Tables

174A: Adults whose providers always spent enough time with them, United States, 2002,

174B: Adults whose providers usually spent enough time with them, United States, 2002,

174C: Adults whose providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, United States, 2002,

by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room).

Numerator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who had at least 1 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 174A), usually (table 174B), or sometimes or never (table 174C) spend enough time with them.

Comments

This measure is also presented in the Patient Centeredness 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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