T14_4_3_1

2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 14_4_3.1
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.50.680.10.579.00.577.70.677.80.776.40.775.10.6
Age0-1776.81.076.60.975.91.074.50.973.81.172.81.171.10.9
18-4482.50.883.00.881.40.779.60.880.40.878.40.977.40.8
45-6482.30.880.80.780.40.779.70.879.90.977.10.877.50.8
65 and over80.21.179.91.077.61.176.31.276.61.177.81.174.11.1
GenderMale80.60.779.80.679.30.677.70.777.50.775.90.775.10.7
Female80.40.680.40.678.80.677.70.778.10.776.70.775.20.7
RaceWhite, single race80.60.780.00.679.40.678.10.778.10.775.90.775.30.7
Black, single race83.31.083.01.078.21.275.71.476.91.779.51.377.51.3
Asian, single race73.62.476.32.474.22.778.52.476.02.574.22.267.52.7
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU86.46.079.36.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race75.04.576.95.582.24.475.77.777.46.580.94.471.05.6
Multiple races74.73.577.73.176.82.772.23.975.53.076.63.173.52.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races80.70.680.10.678.70.677.40.777.10.776.20.774.60.6
  Non-Hispanic, White80.80.779.90.779.10.777.70.877.30.875.70.874.60.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black83.81.082.91.078.21.275.71.576.51.779.51.477.51.3
Hispanic, all races79.11.380.31.281.01.179.71.282.71.177.81.279.31.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor79.81.278.01.379.01.176.41.376.81.374.21.475.51.3
Near poor/low78.51.181.01.178.41.275.81.378.81.076.61.275.21.2
Middle80.71.079.60.978.70.977.20.976.91.275.71.172.91.0
High81.30.780.80.979.50.879.30.978.30.877.40.876.80.7
EducationbLess than high school78.51.180.21.078.70.977.51.176.91.177.21.075.01.1
High school graduate80.80.981.10.878.80.977.21.079.00.976.20.976.00.9
At least some college83.60.782.30.781.60.680.60.780.60.779.00.778.10.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.40.782.00.780.50.679.50.779.90.778.00.777.30.7
Not employed82.41.082.01.082.30.980.21.081.00.977.21.178.01.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private81.20.780.60.779.40.778.60.778.10.876.40.875.30.7
Public only78.31.278.31.278.51.074.81.376.31.374.31.275.21.4
Uninsured79.61.779.91.579.51.478.41.580.41.477.21.576.01.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only77.21.878.11.876.41.873.02.475.51.976.61.972.02.1
Medicare and private82.21.380.71.378.01.477.01.676.51.478.01.475.01.2
Medicare and other public80.82.180.22.378.62.380.82.280.02.380.02.575.32.5
Residence locationcMetropolitan80.30.680.50.679.00.677.80.778.20.776.60.775.20.7
  Large central metro79.91.080.21.078.60.878.01.078.71.077.01.075.60.9
  Large fringe metro81.61.081.20.978.31.277.61.078.31.276.61.072.80.9
  Medium metro78.81.480.01.280.01.276.71.778.21.575.91.576.31.6
  Small metro80.71.880.61.780.21.880.42.476.42.376.82.677.41.9
Nonmetropolitan81.61.878.51.679.01.577.11.675.91.875.31.775.11.3
  Micropolitan81.02.280.31.878.21.676.91.877.51.875.81.976.31.5
  Noncore82.72.475.32.980.43.677.42.873.03.574.23.172.62.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.60.680.10.679.10.677.30.777.70.776.40.774.90.6
Other79.41.680.51.478.51.581.21.379.11.475.61.578.01.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good80.30.679.80.678.70.677.40.777.40.776.10.774.90.6
Fair/poor81.91.182.81.081.20.880.11.080.60.978.11.077.21.1
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities80.31.182.11.079.21.179.51.178.91.078.91.074.51.2
Complex activities80.81.481.81.481.01.181.01.380.51.279.21.275.91.3
Neither basic nor complex activities82.30.681.40.680.40.678.80.779.70.777.60.777.20.7
U.S. bornYes80.70.680.20.6DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC76.40.775.00.6
No78.61.379.61.2DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC75.51.376.91.3

a. Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data not collected.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_4_3_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_4_3_1.html