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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Composite measure: people's experiences with how well their doctors communicate

Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS®).

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

National Tables

4.1a Adults age 18 and over who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2002.

4.1b Adults age 18 and over who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2000.

National Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

National Denominator

Adults age 18 and over who visited a doctor's office or clinic to get heath care in the past 12 months with valid, nonmissing answer to all fours questions that comprise the composite measure.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator population in 3 categories according to their answer to the 4 questions: "Always," "Usually," "Sometimes," or "Never."

State Tables

4.1c Percent of adults age 18 and over whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicaid, by State, 2004.

4.1d Percent of adults age 18 and over whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, Medicare fee for service, by State, 2003.

4.1e Percent of adults age 18 and over whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and 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 with Medicaid benefits who visited a doctor's office or clinic in the past 12 months.

State Numerator

Subset of the denominator population in 3 categories according to their answer to the 4 questions: "Always," "Usually," "Sometimes," or "Never."

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.

See entries for each of the 4 components of the composite measure for further details about the individual survey questions.

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Composite measure: percentage of parents of health plan members who reported how often their children's doctors or other health providers communicated well. Percent of persons who report that they have a usual source of medical care, by place of care.

 

 

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