Baseline: 6.8 percent of persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary prescription medicines due to cost in 2019
Number of persons who report not being able to obtain or having delay in obtaining needed prescription medicines due to cost or affordability.
Number of persons.
Minimal statistical significance
Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline and Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts viewed this as an ambitious yet achievable target upon review of 10 years of analogous data.
Comparable HP2020 objective
Related, which includes objectives that have the same or a similar intent to either a measurable or developmental/archived objective in HP2020.
In 2022, the data source was changed from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to the National Health Interview Survey. The baseline was revised from 3.4% in 2017 to 6.8% in 2019 and the target was revised from 3.0% to 6.3%.