Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of adults who report poor patient and provider communication (i.e., listening, explanations, disrespect, time)
Baseline: 8.4 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported poor communication with a health care provider in 2017
Target: 7.7 percent
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.