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Indicator Report - Personal Doctor or Health Care Provider

Why Is This Important?

As each new health care need arises, an individual's first point of contact with the health care system is typically his or her personal doctor. In most cases a personal doctor can effectively and efficiently manage a patient's medical care because they understand that person's medical history and social background. Having a regular source of health care is also an indicator of overall access to care.

At Least One Primary Provider by Local Health District, Utah, 2013

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Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Note: At the time of this update, the BRFSS U.S. dataset did not include an age variable but did include five age categories up to age 80+ (vs. the typical weighting scheme that includes 85+). Comparisons with both weighting schemes were compared using Utah data, and the difference was about 1/100 of a percentage point.

Data Sources

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health. U.S. Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Division of Behavioral Surveillance, CDC Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.

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Definition

Percentage of adults who reported having one or more persons they think of as their personal doctor or health care provider.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of adults who reported having at least one person they think of as their personal doctor or health care provider.
Denominator: Total number of adults interviewed during the same survey period.

Page Content Updated On 12/10/2014, Published on 12/11/2014
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Content updated: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:57:07 MST