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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Timeliness

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 have a specific source of ongoing care, United States, 2000 and 2001.

3.1b Percent of persons with a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as source of ongoing care, United States, 2000 and 2001.

3.1c Percent of persons in fair or poor health who have a specific source of ongoing care, United States, 2000 and 2001.

Data Source

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

Denominator

Table 3.1a and 3.1b: U.S. population.

Table 3.1c: Persons with fair or poor health status.

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.

Table 3.1c: Number of persons with fair to poor health status who report that they have a usual source of medical care.

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.

Percents 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.

 

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