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Access to a Regular Source of Care

What This Indicator Measures

This indicator tracks the percentage of uninsured adults in Western New York without a regular source of health care.

Why This Measure Matters

A regular source of care is fundamental to supporting preventive health behaviors, monitoring and controlling chronic conditions and ensuring individuals can obtain the care they need, when they need it. Regular care also facilitates care coordination for the patient across the system, as well as other elements of patient-centered care.

% of Uninsured Adults in Western New York Who Have No Regular Source of Care

Data Sources & Notes

This chart presents summary level results from the Western New York Health Risks Assessment (HRA), as reported in the Western New York Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Update, 2004-2005. The HRA was conducted on behalf of the Western New York Public Health Coalition to identify health needs of the region. The 2004-05 HRA updated the results of a survey conducted by the Western New York Health Coalition in 1998-99.

A total of 3,163 households comprising over 5,500 adult individuals across the eight counties of Western New York completed an HRA survey over the telephone between October 2005 and March 2005.

The survey questions forming the basis for this indicator were "In the past 12 months, has there been a time when you did not have any health insurance?" and "Is there one particular clinic, health center, doctor's office, or hospital emergency room that you usually go to if you are sick or need advice about your health?"

Western New York's average reflects a population-weighted average.

WNY Health Care Priorities

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Measuring Methods

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