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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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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

Measure Source

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

National Tables

4.9a 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, 2002.

4.9b 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.

National Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

National Denominator

Adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months 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 were excluded.

National Numerator

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

State Tables

4.9c Among adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent of their health providers who always spent enough time with them, Medicaid, by State, 2004.

4.9d Among adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent of their health providers who always spent enough time with them, Medicare fee for service, by State, 2003.

4.9e Among adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent of their health providers who always spent enough time with them, Medicare managed care, by State, 2003.

State Data Source

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

State Denominator

Adults who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months.

State Numerator

Subset of the denominator population who reported that their doctor always spent enough time with them.

Comments

National tables report data from the MEPS Self-Administered Questionnaire SAQ). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on the SAQ.

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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. 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 showed respect for what their parents had to say.

 

 

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