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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.5d
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 explained things clearly, Medicare fee for service, by State, 2003
State Percent Standard error
     
Alabama 69.2 1.1
Alaska 70.2 2.4
Arizona 65.5 1.5
Arkansas 67.5 1.3
California 67.7 0.9
Colorado 67.6 1.5
Connecticut 69.9 1.4
Delaware 67.5 1.5
District of Columbia 72.1 2.0
Florida 66.5 0.7
Georgia 67.9 1.0
Hawaii 71.4 2.2
Idaho 66.3 1.8
Illinois 70.7 1.1
Indiana 68.8 0.9
Iowa 67.7 1.3
Kansas 67.9 1.4
Kentucky 67.4 1.1
Louisiana 73.5 1.2
Maine 73.9 1.2
Maryland 67.7 1.2
Massachusetts 73.2 1.2
Michigan 68.5 0.8
Minnesota 69.0 1.1
Mississippi 70.0 1.2
Missouri 68.3 1.0
Montana 74.0 2.2
Nebraska 70.1 1.5
Nevada 65.5 2.0
New Hampshire 70.5 1.4
New Jersey 69.0 1.0
New Mexico 65.1 1.5
New York 67.7 0.8
North Carolina 69.2 0.9
North Dakota 67.1 1.4
Ohio 68.8 0.8
Oklahoma 68.1 1.3
Oregon 68.0 1.5
Pennsylvania 69.0 0.8
Puerto Rico 67.3 2.2
Rhode Island 73.6 2.0
South Carolina 70.4 1.0
South Dakota 69.1 2.4
Tennessee 70.1 1.0
Texas 70.0 0.7
Utah 63.3 1.9
Vermont 76.2 2.2
Virgin Islands 65.8 3.2
Virginia 70.4 1.0
Washington 66.0 1.2
West Virginia 68.6 1.3
Wisconsin 69.5 1.0
Wyoming 73.8 2.2
     

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, National CAHPS Benchmarking Database.

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