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Needed to see a specialist: last 12 months


[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

For adults aged 18 and older, ADSPEC indicates if, in the last 12 months, the respondent or a doctor thought the respondent needed to see a specialist. This did not include dental visits.


Specialists are doctors like surgeons, heart doctors, allergy doctors, skin doctors, and others who specialize in one area of health care.

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  • 2000-2016



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