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USCPRNGTWKD
Usual medical provider has night or weekend availability

Description

For current RU member in rounds 2 and 4 with a usual source of care (USUALPL) whose provider does not work in hospital emergency room (TYPPLSICK), USCPRNGTWKD indicates whether the medical provider identified as the individual's usual source of care has office hours at night or on weekends. USCPRNGTWKD 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 with a usual source of care (USUALPL) whose provider does not work in hospital emergency room (TYPPLSICK), excluding members who are deceased or institutionalized.
  • 1999 2000-2017: Current RU member in rounds 2 and 4 with a usual source of care (USUALPL) whose provider does not work in hospital emergency room (TYPPLSICK), excluding members who are deceased or institutionalized.

Availability

  • 1996, 1999-2008, 2010-2017

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