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NOUSLYNONEED
Why no usual source of care: Doesn't need doctor

Description

For current RU members in rounds 2 and 4 without a usual source of care (USUALPL) who provided a main reason for not having a usual source of care (WHYNOUSLPL NOUSLYNONEED indicates whether, in addition to the main reason they have no usual source of care (reported in WHYNOUSLPL), they also have no usual source of care because they are seldom or never sick. NOUSLYNONEED 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 without a usual source of care (USUALPL) and who provided a main reason for not having a usual source of care (WHYNOUSLPL), excluding members who are deceased or institutionalized.
  • 1999-2017: Current RU members in rounds 2 and 4 without a usual source of care (USUALPL) and who provided a main reason for not having a usual source of care (WHYNOUSLPL), excluding members who are deceased or institutionalized.

Availability

  • 1996, 1999-2017

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