Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
9.0 percent (2019)
8.0 percent 1
8.9 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported poor provider communication in 2017
Reduce the proportion of adults who report poor patient and provider communication (i.e., listening, explanations, disrespect, time)
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel (MEPS), AHRQ
Good communication between health care providers and patients is part of high-quality care, but many people have trouble talking with their health care providers. Strategies to improve communication between health care providers and patients can lead to better prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and self-management of diseases.
1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.