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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of families who experienced difficulty in obtaining care, by reason.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 1-6.


3.2 Percent of families who reported experiencing difficulty in obtaining health care in the last 12 months by most common main reasons, United States, 2000.

Data Source

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


U. S. families reporting that at least one family member experienced difficulty in obtaining health care, including those with members who attempted but did not receive care, or delayed the needed care.


Families with each of the three main reasons.


Reasons were grouped, based on a more detailed list. The demographic data are the family reference person’s data.

This table reports data from the MEPS 2000 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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