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Number of persons aged 18 years and over who report having their doctor always show respect for what they had to say (in the last 12 months).
Total number of persons aged 18 years and over who visited the doctor in the last 12 months.
From the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey:
In the last 12 months, how often did this doctor show respect for what you had to say?
[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]
In the last 12 months, how many times did you visit this doctor to get care for yourself?
Responses of “always” to the NUMERATOR question about were considered to be “satisfactory communication skills” for the purpose of measuring this objective.
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