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USCPRAFTHRS
Difficulty reaching usual medical provider after hours for urgent medical needs

Description

For all persons eligible for the Access to Care section (ACCESSELIG) with a usual source of care provider (USUALPL), USCPRAFTHRS reports how difficult it is to contact a medical provider at their usual source of care after regular hours in case of urgent medical needs.

USCPRAFTHRS is collected as part of the Access to Care section, 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. Please see USCPRNGTWKD for all variables pertaining to the accessibility of the respondent's usual source of care and ACCESSELIG for more information about the Access to Care section.

IPUMS MEPS reports the universe for each variable based on a thorough review of the original MEPS documentation. Investigating the data may reveal cases that do not meet the stated universe. Users are encouraged to validate universes for their analyses.

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Comparability

This variable is comparable over time.

Universe

  • 2002-2019: All persons eligible for the Access to Care section (ACCESSELIG) with a usual source of care (USUALPL).

Availability

  • 2002-2019

Weights

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