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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).
Access to Urgent Medical Care among Adults 18 Years and Older, 2000-2002 
Statistical Brief #74 
Trends in Access to Routine Care and Experiences with Care: 2001 
Statistical Brief #14 
Children's Access to Necessary Health Care, Fall 2001 
Statistical Brief #12 
Access to Urgent Medical Care: 2001 
Statistical Brief #8 
Children's Health Care Quality, Fall 2000 
Statistical Brief #3 
Access and Experiences Regarding Medical Care, Fall 2000 
Statistical Brief #2 
Disparities and Gender Gaps in Women's Health, 1996 
Chartbook #8 
State Differences in Job-Related Health Insurance, 1998 
Chartbook #7 
Health Care Use in America -- 1996 
Highlights #9 
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health, 1996 
Chartbook #2 
Access to Health Care in America, 1996 
Highlights #3 
Access to Health Care--Sources and Barriers, 1996 
Research Findings #3 
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