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   Patient-Provider Communication by Race/Ethnicity and Disability Status: United States, 2007
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 312
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 9, 2011
   Patient centered care is an important aspect of quality health care and is supported by good provider-patient communication. The provider-patient communication measures used in this report are part of the health care quality measures taken from the health plan version of Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®), an AHRQ sponsored family of survey instruments designed to measure quality of care from the consumer's perspective.

Estimates in this report are presented by race/ethnicity and disability status as measured by activity limitations. The disability measures used in this report have been used in the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports since 2007. Adults with disabilities are defined to be those with a physical, sensory, and/or mental health condition that can be associated with a decrease in functioning in such day-to-day activities as bathing, walking, doing everyday chores, and/or engaging in work or social activities. Paired measures are used to preserve the qualitative aspects of the data. Limitations in basic activities represent problems with mobility and other basic functioning at the person level. Limitations in complex activities represent limitations encountered when the person, in interaction with his or her environment, attempts to participate in community life.
   Frances M. Chevarley, PhD
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Disability, Health Care Disparities, Quality of Health Care
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