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MEPS Topics: Usual Source of Care
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Usual Source of Care
Description: Usual source of care is the particular medical professional, doctor's office, clinic, health center, or other place where a person would usually go if sick or in need of advice about his or her health.
Data tables: For tables specifically on usual sources of care, see the Table 1 and 2 series of the Access to Care tables of the HC Summary Data Tables.
Analytic tools: No usual source of care variables are available in the MEPSnet/HC query tool at this time.
Audioicon AHRQ Podcasts: Healthcare 411 Series: Do You Have a Usual Source of Medical Care? 01:00 (MM:SS)
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Insurance and Access to Care in Urban and Rural Areas, 2014-2015 
Statistical Brief #512 
Characteristics of Practices Used as Usual Source of Care Providers during 2015, by Age—Results from the MEPS Medical Organizations Survey 
Statistical Brief #509 
Characteristics of Practices Used as Usual Source of Care Providers during 2015—Results from the MEPS Medical Organizations Survey 
Statistical Brief #502 
Children's Usual Source of Care: Insurance, Income, and Racial/Ethnic Disparities, 2004-2014 
Statistical Brief #501 
Main Reason for Not Having a Usual Source of Care: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Income, and Insurance Status, 2007 
Statistical Brief #308 
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 
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Coverage and Usual Source of Health Care, 2002 
Chartbook #14 
Access to Care and Use of Preventive Services, 2002: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Age 18 to 64 
Statistical Brief #82 
Children's Usual Source of Care: United States, 2002 
Statistical Brief #78 
Reasons for Lacking a Usual Source of Care: 2001 Estimates for the U. S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 
Statistical Brief #32 
Women in the Health Care System: Health Status, Insurance, and Access to Care 
Research Findings #17 
Disparities and Gender Gaps in Women's Health, 1996 
Chartbook #8 
Children's Health 1996: Health Insurance, Access to Care, and Health Status 
Chartbook #1 
Access to Health Care--Sources and Barriers, 1996 
Research Findings #3 
Access to Health Care in America, 1996 
Highlights #3 
 
   Page last revised:  October 5, 2009