About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 8.9 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported poor communication with a health care provider in 2017

Target: 8.0 percent

Numerator
(i) Number of adults aged 18 years and over who report having their doctors or other health providers sometimes or never listen carefully to them (in the last 12 months). (ii) Number of adults aged 18 years and over who report having their doctors or other health providers sometimes or never explained things so they could understand them (in the last 12 months). (iii) Number of adults aged 18 years and over who report having their doctors or other health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say (in the last 12 months). (iv) Number of adults aged 18 years and over who report having their doctors or other health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them (in the last 12 months).
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over who visited the doctor in the last 12 months.
Target-setting method

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 evaluated for this objective but it was not possible to project a target because the baseline represented a sharp reversal of a long-time downward trend. 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.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from the related Healthy People 2020 objectives in that it is a composite of the converse of four objectives including objective HC/HIT-2.1, which tracked persons who report that their health care providers always listen carefully to them; HC/HIT-2.2, which tracked persons who report that their health care providers always explained things so that they could understand; HC/HIT-2.3, which tracked persons who report that their health care providers always showed respect for what they had to say; and HC/HIT-2.4, which tracked persons who report that their health care providers always spent enough time with them.