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MEPS Topics: Quality of Health Care
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Quality of Health Care
Description: Several quality of health care items are asked in the self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) of the MEPS-HC. Topics include experiences with getting an appointment, experiences at the appointment, and smoking and blood pressure related topics.The quality of care measures were taken from an AHRQ-sponsored instrument, the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS®).

In addition to the MEPS publications listed below, the annual National Healthcare Quality Report is available at http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr09.htm

Data tables: The Quality of Care tables in the HC Summary Data Tables contain data for several health care measures.
Analytic tools: No health care quality variables are available in the MEPSnet query tools at this time.
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Characteristics of Practices Used as Usual Source of Care Providers during 2015, by Age—Results from the MEPS Medical Organizations Survey 
Statistical Brief #509 
MEPS Medical Provider Component Medical Organizations Survey:
Is a Linked Survey Strategy More Successful In Getting Office Based Medical Providers to Participate in a Survey?
 
Working Paper #17002 
Experiences with Health Care Providers during Non-Emergency Care among Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2012 
Statistical Brief #483 
Specialist Need and Access among Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2012 
Statistical Brief #482 
Parents' Experiences in Obtaining Health Care for Children, Ages 0-17, Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2011 
Statistical Brief #463 
Experiences with Health Care Providers during Routine Care, Adult U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2011 
Statistical Brief #462 
Experiences with Health Care Providers among Cancer Survivors, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2011 
Statistical Brief #451 
Patient-Provider Communication by Race/Ethnicity and Disability Status: United States, 2007 
Statistical Brief #312 
Differences in Access to Care for Non-Hispanic Asian and Non-Hispanic White Children, 2002-2005 
Statistical Brief #224 
Demographics and Health Care Access and Utilization of Limited-English-Proficient and English-Proficient Hispanics 
Research Findings #28 
Treatment of Sore Throats: Antibiotic Prescriptions and Throat Cultures for Children under 18 Years of Age, 2002-2004 (Average Annual) 
Statistical Brief #137 
The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures 
Research in Action #19 
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Coverage and Usual Source of Health Care, 2002 
Chartbook #14 
Trends in the Use of Diuretics to Treat Hypertension, 1997 and 2003 
Statistical Brief #120 
Diuretic Use in the Treatment of Hypertension, by Selected Population Characteristics, 2003 
Statistical Brief #119 
Children's Dental Care: Periodicity of Checkups and Access to Care, 2003 
Statistical Brief #113 
Utilization and Expenditures for Children with Special Health Care Needs 
Research Findings #24 
Diabetes Management: Tests and Treatments among the 18 and Older U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population in 2003 
Statistical Brief #105 
Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Large Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2003 
Statistical Brief #89 
Access to Care and Use of Preventive Services, 2002: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Age 18 to 64 
Statistical Brief #82 
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