For SAQ persons ages 18 and older and children ages 0 to 17 who went to a doctor's office or clinic in the past 12 months, excluding emergency room visits (VISITYRNO), ADHECR indicates how the respondent would rate all of their health care in the last 12 months. The respondent rated their health care experience on a scale from zero to ten, where zero is the worst health care possible, and ten is the best health care possible.
Beginning in 2018 ADHECR is fielded every other year and will only be collected in odd years. See our user note for more details on this and other changes that occurred in 2018.
IPUMS MEPS reports the universe for each variable based on a thorough review of the original MEPS documentation. Investigating the data may reveal cases that do not meet the stated universe. Users are encouraged to validate universes for their analyses.
ADHECR is part of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS). See VISITYRNO for more information on CAHPS.
For adults ages 18 and older, ADHECR is part of the Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ), a pencil-and-paper survey. See SAQELIG for more information on the SAQ.
For children ages 0 to 17, ADHECR was asked on the Parent Administered Questionnaire, a pencil-and-paper survey, in 2000. For 2001 forward, ADHECR is part of the Child Preventive Health Supplement. See LESSHLTHY for more information on the Child Preventive Health Supplement.
Codes and Frequencies
The change in mode of administration for children ages 0 to 17 from a self-administered questionnaire in 2000 to an interviewer administered questionnaire in 2001 forward may produce slightly different estimates in 2000 compared to later years. For adults ages 18 and older, ADHECR is part of a self-administered questionnaire for all years. There are no other comparability issues.
- 2000-2017; 2019: SAQ persons ages 18 and older and children ages 0-17 who went to a doctor's office or clinic in the past 12 months, excluding emergency room visits (VISITYRNO).
- 2000-2017, 2019