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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of persons who report that they have a usual source of medical care, by place of care.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 1-4.

Tables

3.1a Percent of persons who report that they have a usual source of medical care, United States, 2000.

3.1b Percent of persons who report that their usual source of medical care is hospital/outpatient clinic/ER, United States, 2000.

3.1c Percent of persons with fair to poor health who report that they have a usual source of medical care, United States, 2000.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

Denominator

U.S. population, 2000.

Numerator

Table 3.1a: Number of persons who report having a usual source of primary care.

Table 3.1b: Number of persons who report that their usual source of medical care is hospital or outpatient clinic or emergency room (ER).

Table 3.1c Number of persons with fair to poor health status report that they have a usual source of medical care, United States, 2000.

Comments

A specific source of primary care includes urgent care/walk-in clinic, doctor’s office, clinic, health center facility, hospital outpatient clinic, HMO/PPO, military or other VA healthcare, some other place. A hospital emergency room is not included as a specific source of primary care.

Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population. Age-adjusted percents are weighted sums of age-specific percents. For a discussion on age adjustment, see Tracking Healthy People 2010, Part A, section 5.

This objective is one of the measures used to track the Access to Health Care Leading Health Indicator.

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