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Would go to usual medical provider for: Ongoing health problems


For all persons eligible for the Access to Care section (ACCESSELIG) with a usual source of care provider (USUALPL), USCPRONGNG indicates whether the medical provider identified as the individual's usual source of care is where they would go for ongoing health problems.

USCPRONGNG 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 USCPRNEW for all variables capturing reasons a person would go to 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.


  • 2002-2017: All persons eligible for the Access to Care section (ACCESSELIG) who have a usual source of care provider (USUALPL).


  • 2002-2017



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