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   Characteristics of Practices Used as Usual Source of Care Providers during 2015, by Age—Results from the MEPS Medical Organizations Survey
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 509
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   March 13, 2018
   The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) supplemental Medical Organizations Survey (MOS) is designed to provide nationally representative estimates of the characteristics of patients' usual sources of care (USC) and to support analyses of the association between practice characteristics and patients' experiences with care, including access to care, service use, quality of care, and expenditures. This is the first Federal survey that has the capability of directly linking practice characteristics with patients' experiences. Estimates presented in this Brief reflect the characteristics of people in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population who had a USC that was a physician in an office based setting and who visited that USC in 2015 by age. The MEPS MOS was funded in part by support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the data were collected for the first time for calendar year 2015.
   Anita Soni, PhD, and Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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MEPS Topics:
   Access to Health Care, Physicians, Separately Billing, Quality of Health Care, Usual Source of Care
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