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Title:
   Variations in Perceived Need and Access to Specialist Care among Adults in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2007
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 274
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   December 23, 2009
Description:
   In 2006, more than half of the physicians in the United States were specialists, such as allergists, cardiologists, dermatologists, neurologists, oncologists, and surgeons (U.S. Census Bureau 2009). Using data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC), this Statistical Brief examines variations in the perceptions of adults age 18 and over about their need for and access to physician specialists in 2007. These variations are examined across several characteristics including age, insurance coverage, the presence of selected chronic conditions (or not) and having a usual source of care (or not).
Author(s):
   Kelly Carper, MEd and Steven Machlin, MS
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Access to Health Care
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st274/stat274.pdf (172 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st274/stat274.shtml
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