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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Among children under age 18 who had appointments reported for routine health care in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often they got an appointment as soon as wanted

Measure Source

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

National Table

3.4a Children under age 18 who had appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often they got an appointment as soon as wanted, United States, 2002.

3.4b Children under age 18 who had appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often they got an appointment as soon as wanted, United States, 2001.

National Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

National Denominator

Children who had an appointment for regular or routine health care in the past 12 months and with a valid answer to the question "In the last 12 months, how often did (the person) get an appointment for regular or routine health care as soon as you wanted?" Nonresponses, as well as "Don't know" responses, were excluded.

National Numerator

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

State Tables

3.4c Children under age 18 who can always get an appointment for routine care as soon as they wanted, Medicaid, by State, 2004.

State Data Source

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

State Denominator

Children with Medicaid benefits who had appointments with a doctor or other health care provider for regular or routine health care in the past 12 months.

State Numerator

Subset of the denominator population with an "Always" answer to the question "In the last 12 months, how often did you get an appointment for regular or routine health care as soon as you wanted?"

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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Among adults age 18 and over who reported making an appointment for an illness or injury in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often they got an appointment as soon as wanted. Among adults age 18 and over who reported making an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often they got an appointment as soon as wanted.

 

 

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