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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percentage of adults who report that usual source of care asks about prescription medications and treatments from other providers.

Measure Source

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

Tables

2.23a Percent of persons with a usual source of care (USC) who reported that their USC usually asked about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, United States, 2000.

2.23b Percent of persons with a usual source of care (USC) who reported that their USC usually asked about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, United States, 1996.

Data Source

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

Denominator

Persons who had USC and answered the question "Does (respondent’s usual care provider) usually ask about prescription medications and treatments other doctors may give you?" Nonresponses, as well as "Don’t Know" responses, were excluded.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator population who answered "Yes" to the question.

Comments

Usual source of care is defined as a particular doctor’s office, clinic, health center, or other health care facility to which an individual usually would go to obtain health care services.

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