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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of patients who report that doctor spent enough time with them (always, usually, sometimes/never), adults and parents of children.

Measure Source

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

National Tables

4.4a Among adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers spent enough time with them, United States, 2000.

4.4b Among children under age 18 who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers spent enough time with them and their parents, United States, 2000.

National Data Source

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

National Denominator

Persons who visited a doctor's office or clinic to get healthcare and answered the question "In the last 12 months how often did doctors or other health providers spend enough time with you?" Nonresponses, and "don’t know" responses are excluded.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator population in three categories according to their answer to the above question: 1), "Always", 2), "Usually", 3), "Sometimes" or "Never".

State Tables

Table 4.4c Among adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers spent enough time with them, Medicaid, by state, 2002.

Table 4.4d Among children under age 18 who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers spent enough time with them and their parents, Medicaid, by state, 2002.

Table 4.4e Among adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers spent enough time with them, Medicare fee for service, by state, 2001.

Table 4.4f Among adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers spent enough time with them, Medicare managed care, by state, 2001.

State Data Source

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

State Denominator

Number of persons visiting to a doctor's office or clinic.

State Numerator

Subset of the denominator population who responded that they felt their doctor spent enough time with them.

Comments

Table 4.4a reports data from the MEPS 2000 Self-Administered Questionnaire SAQ). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on the SAQ.

Table 4.4b reports data from the MEPS 2000 Parent Administered Questionnaire (PAQ). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on the PAQ.

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