Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who report always being involved in decisions about their health care as much as they wanted.
Total number of persons aged 18 years and over who have talked with a health care professional in the past 12 months.
From the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey:
In the past 12 months when you talked with a health care professional, how often did they involve you in decisions about your health care as much as you wanted?
[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]
During the past 12 months, not counting times you went to an emergency room, how many times did you go to a doctor, nurse, or other health professional to get care for yourself?
HINTS is a biennial, cross-sectional survey of a nationally-representative sample of American adults that is used to assess the impact of the health information environment.
Responses of “always” to the NUMERATOR question were considered to be positive responses for the purpose of measuring this objective.
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