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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Among children under age 18 who had a doctor's office or clinic visit reported in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers listened carefully to their parents.

Measure Source

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

National Table

4.2a Among children under age 18 who had a doctor's office or clinic visit reported in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers listened carefully to their parents, United States, 2001.

National Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

National Denominator

Children under age 18 who visited a doctor's office or clinic to get healthcare in past 12 months with a valid answer to the question "In the last 12 months how often did doctors or other health providers listen carefully to 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: "Always", "Usually", "Sometimes" or "Never".

State Tables

4.2b Percent of children under age 18 whose providers always listened carefully to their parents, Medicaid, by State, 2003.

4.2c Percent of children under age 18 whose providers always listened carefully to their parents, Medicaid, by State, 2002.

State Data Source

AHRQ, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, National CAHPS Benchmarking Database.

State Denominator

Children with Medicaid benefit who visited a doctor's office or clinic in past 12 months.

State Numerator

Subset of the denominator population with a response of "always" to the question of "In the last 12 months how often did doctors or other health providers listen carefully to you."

Comments

The national table reports data from the MEPS Child Health section. See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information.

 

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