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Table 3.4f: Getting Appointments for Care by State

Percent of persons who report that they can always get care for illness/injury as soon as they wanted (always, usually, sometimes/never), Medicare managed care, by State, 2002
State Percent Standard error
Arizona 65.49 2.11
California 67.37 1.05
Colorado 71.89 1.46
Connecticut 81.15 1.94
Delaware 80.03 3.22
District of Columbia 63.57 4.24
Florida 66.77 1.21
Georgia 72.55 2.90
Hawaii 77.14 3.22
Idaho 77.03 2.63
Illinois 68.90 3.79
Indiana 74.30 1.77
Iowa 81.01 2.40
Kansas 77.23 1.90
Kentucky 70.97 3.46
Louisiana 73.67 2.10
Maryland 73.81 4.60
Massachusetts           76.45 1.27
Michigan 70.00 2.11
Minnesota 73.46 1.80
Mississippi 71.17 3.55
Missouri 70.79 2.19
Nebraska 78.32 3.45
Nevada 64.93 2.69
New Hampshire 78.68 3.51
New Jersey 76.07 1.38
New Mexico 59.34 3.22
New York 72.35 1.04
North Carolina 76.44 2.50
North Dakota 76.83 4.66
Ohio 74.24 1.17
Oklahoma 65.24 3.76
Oregon 75.03 1.31
Pennsylvania 78.80 1.11
Rhode Island 80.19 2.05
South Dakota 75.46 4.10
Tennessee 75.05 2.16
Texas 68.25 1.55
Virginia 74.17 3.56
Washington 75.71 1.52
West Virginia 81.86 2.49
Wisconsin 80.84 2.49

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, National CAHPS Benchmarking Database.

Table 3.4e: Getting Appointments for Care by State Table 3.5a: National Waiting Time, 1999-2000

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