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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

Patient Perceptions of Care

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Patient-Provider Communication
People with a provider who usually asks about medications and treatments other doctors may give
Composite measure: Adults whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them
Adults whose providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them
Adults whose providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand
Adults whose providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say
Adults whose providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them
Adults who rate their health care in the past year as <7 on a scale from 0 to 10
Children whose parents rate their child's health care in the past year as <7 on a scale from 0 to 10


Patient-Provider Communication

Measure Title

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

213. People with provider who usually asks about medications and treatments other doctors may give, United States, 2003, 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.

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Patient-Provider Communication

Measure Title

Composite measure: Adults whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them.

Measure Source

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

Tables

180A. Adults whose providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2003,

180B. Adults whose providers usually listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2003,

180C. Adults whose providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2003,

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 their provider's level of communication on some or all of the four components of the composite measure as always (table 180A), usually (table 180B), or sometimes or never (table 180C).

Comments

This measure is also presented in the Patient Centeredness section.

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 2003 Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in Appendix A: Data Sources for more information on the SAQ.

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Patient-Provider Communication

Measure Title

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 (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

Tables

182A. Adults whose providers always listened carefully to them, United States, 2003,

182B. Adults whose providers usually listened carefully to them, United States, 2003,

182C. Adults whose providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, United States, 2003,

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 182A), usually (table 182B), or sometimes or never (table 182C) listened carefully to them.

Comments

This measure is also presented in the Patient Centeredness section.

Tables report data from the MEPS 2003 Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in Appendix A: Data Sources for more information on the SAQ.

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Patient-Provider Communication

Measure Title

Adults whose providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand.

Measure Source

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

Tables

184A. Adults whose providers always explained things in a way they could understand, United States, 2003,

184B. Adults whose providers usually explained things in a way they could understand, United States, 2003,

184C. Adults whose providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, United States, 2003,

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 184A), usually (table 184B), or sometimes or never (table 184C) 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 2003 Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in Appendix A: Data Sources for more information on the SAQ.

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Patient-Provider Communication

Measure Title

Adults whose providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say.

Measure Source

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

Tables

186A. Adults whose providers always showed respect for what they had to say, United States, 2003,

186B. Adults whose providers usually showed respect for what they had to say, United States, 2003,

186C. Adults whose providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, United States, 2003,

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 186A), usually (table 186B), or sometimes or never (table 186C) 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 2003 Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in Appendix A: Data Sources for more information on the SAQ.

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Patient-Provider Communication

Measure Title

Adults whose providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them.

Measure Source

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

Tables

188A. Adults whose providers always spent enough time with them, United States, 2003,

188B. Adults whose providers usually spent enough time with them, United States, 2003,

188C. Adults whose providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, United States, 2003,

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 188A), usually (table 188B), or sometimes or never (table 188C) spend enough time with them.

Comments

This measure is also presented in the Patient Centeredness section.

Tables report data from the MEPS 2003 Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in Appendix A: Data Sources for more information on the SAQ.

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Patient-Provider Communication

Measure Title

Adults who rate their health care in the past year as <7 on a scale from 0 to 10.

Measure Source

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

Tables

214A. Adults who rated their health care in the past year 0 to 6 on a scale from 0 to 10, United States, 2003,

214B. Adults who rated their health care in the past year 7 to 8 on a scale from 0 to 10, United States, 2003,

214C. Adults who rated their health care in the past year 9 to 10 on a scale from 0 to 10, United States, 2003,

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 rated their health care in the past year as <7 (table 214A), 7-8 (table 214B), or 9-10 (table 214C, the best) on a scale from 0 to 10.

Comments

Tables report data from the MEPS 2003 Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in Appendix A: Data Sources for more information on the SAQ.

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Patient-Provider Communication

Measure Source

Children whose parents rate their child's health care in the past year as <7 on a scale from 0 to 10.

Measure Source

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

Tables

215A. Children whose parents rated their childīs health care in the past year 0 to 6 on a scale from 0 to 10, United States, 2003,

215B. Children whose parents rated their childīs health care in the past year 7 to 8 on a scale from 0 to 10, United States, 2003,

215C. Children whose parents rated their childīs health care in the past year 9 to 10 on a scale from 0 to 10, United States, 2003,

by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children under age 18 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 children under age 18 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) whose parents rated their child's health care in the past year as <7 (table 215A), 7-8 (table 215B), or 9-10 (table 215C, the best) on a scale from 0 to 10.

Comments

Tables report data from the MEPS 2003 Child Health and Preventive Care section. See the MEPS entry in Appendix A: Data Sources for more information on this component of MEPS.

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