Increase the proportion of adults whose health care provider checked their understanding — HC/HIT‑01 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data


Baseline: 26.6 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported that a health care provider asked them to describe how they will follow instructions in 2017

Target: 32.2 percent

Number of adults aged 18 years and over whose health care provider asked how instructions will be followed.
Number of adults aged 18 years and over who visited the doctor in the last 12 months and were given instructions about what to do about a specific illness or health condition.
Target-setting method
Target-setting method details
Linear trend fitted using weighted least squares and a projection at the 67 percent prediction interval.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective. Using historical data points, a trend line was fitted using weighted least squares and the trend was projected into the next decade. This method was used because three or more comparable data points were available, the projected value was within the range of possible values. A projection at the 67 percent prediction interval was selected because although there was a steady increase from 2011 to 2017, it is uncertain that this rate of increase will be maintained for the next decade.


Methodology notes

The Household Component (HC) of MEPS is a subsample of households drawn from households that participated in the prior year's National Health Interview Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. Data for this measure are collected from the MEPS Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ), which is requested from adult household members.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 with no change in measurement.

1. Because Healthy People 2030 objectives have a desired direction (e.g., increase or decrease), the confidence level of a one-sided prediction interval can be used as an indication of how likely a target will be to achieve based on the historical data and fitted trend.