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.
Codes and Frequencies
ComparabilityThe comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.
- 2000-2016 : SAQWEIGHT