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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: Usual source of care tables are available in an interactive format on the Household Component Summary Tables platform.
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).
Number of Adult Visits by Characteristics of Practices Identified as Usual Source of Care Providers during 2016—Results from the MEPS Medical Organizations Survey 
Statistical Brief #523 
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:  April 3, 2019
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