AHS-3 Increase the proportion of persons with a usual primary care provider

National Data Source
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
76.3 (2007)
Target
83.9
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons who report that they have a usual primary care provider
Denominator
Number of persons
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Is there a particular doctor's office, health center, or other place that [PERSON] usually goes if [PERSON] is sick or needs advice about [PERSON's] health?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Is [PROVIDER] the {person/place} they would go for new health problems?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Is [PROVIDER] the {person/place} they would go for preventive health care, such as general check-ups, examinations, and immunizations?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Is [PROVIDER] the {person/place} they would go for referrals to other health professionals when needed?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Leading Health Indicator
Access to Health Services

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons were considered to have a usual primary care provider if they responded “yes” to all four of the questions above.