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NOUSLYOTH
Why no usual source of care: Other reason

Description

For 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), NOUSLYOTH 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 of some reason than the other reasons mentioned.

Other reasons mentioned include:

 

  • Doesn't need a doctor or hasn't had problems
  • (NOUSLYNONEED)
  • No care available or too far away or not convenient
  • (NOUSLYFAR)
  • Uses different places for different needs (NOUSLYDIFF)
  • Previous doctor is not available or moved
  • (NOUSLYDRMOV)
  • Doctor is self, friend, or family member
  • (NOUSLYFRFAM)
  • Reasons related to time and transportation
  • (NOUSLYTRANS)

NOUSLYOTH 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

  • 1999 2000-2017: 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

  • 1999-2017

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