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Usual medical provider presents and explains all options


For all persons eligible for the Access to Care section (ACCESSELIG) with a usual source of care (USUALPL), USCPREXPLN reports whether a medical provider at the individual's usual source of care presents and explains all options to them. For those whose usual source of care provider is a facility (USCPRFAC), USCPREXPLN asks about "a medical person at" their usual source of care.

USCPREXPLN 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 USCPROTHCARE for all variables describing the respondent's satisfaction with their 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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This variable is comparable over time.


  • 2002-2021: All persons eligible for the Access to Care section (ACCESSELIG) with a usual source of care (USUALPL).


  • 2002-2021



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