AHRQ Stats: Patterns in Office-Based Medical Care
Among people with a usual doctor’s office to visit for medical care in 2015, a majority visited an independent physician practice (55 percent). Others visited a hospital-owned physician network (19 percent) or a nonprofit or government clinic (17 percent). (Source: AHRQ, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #502: Characteristics of Practices Used as Usual Source of Care Providers during 2015 – Results from the MEPS Medical Organizations Survey.)
STATISTICAL BRIEF #502:
|Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA, Asako S. Moriya, PhD, Anita Soni, PhD,|
MBA, Monica Wolford, MA, and Marc W. Zodet, MS
- About a quarter of persons who visited their usual source of care (USC) practice in 2015 used a practice with only one physician. Practices of 4-10 physicians were most common.
- A slight majority of persons with a USC provider and who visited them during 2015 had a USC that was an independent practice (54.7 percent).
- A substantial majority of practices visited as USC practices in 2015 included a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant (72.1 percent).