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DIFCARFMY
Main reason family member had difficulty obtaining needed medical care

Description

For current RU members in rounds 2 and 4 whose family members had difficulties, delays, or did notreceive needed health care in the past 12 months (DIFCARFM), DIFCARFMY reports the main problem family members had difficulties, delayed, or forwent receiving needed health care. DIFCARFMY is collected as part of the Access to Care supplement, which gathers information on usual source of care for all family members, characteristics of usual source of care health providers, and barriers family members have faced in obtaining needed health care.

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Comparability

In all years other than 1996, the question is asked of persons in rounds two and four of data collection. No persons participated in round four of data collection in 1996, given the MEPS panel design. Otherwise, there are no comparability issues.

Universe

  • 1996: Current RU members in round 2 whose family members have difficulties obtaining health care in the past 12 months (DIFCARFM), excluding members who are deceased or institutionalized .
  • 1999-2001: Current RU members in rounds 2 and 4 whose family members have difficulties obtaining health care in the past 12 months (DIFCARFM), excluding members who are deceased or institutionalized.

Availability

  • 1996, 1999-2001

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