Indicator: Personal Doctor (Adults)
Definition: Percent of adults who have one or more personal doctor or healthcare provider.
Why is this important: Individuals with a usual source of care, or a medical home, are more likely to receive preventive health services. Having a usual source of care provides a consistent relationship with a healthcare provider, produces better health outcomes, and reduces costs.
Where are we: In 2009 in Spokane County, 79% of adults reported they had one or more doctor or healthcare provider they considered as their personal doctor. The proportion of adults with a personal doctor was stable from 2005 to 2009. Spokane County has a proportion of adults with a personal doctor similar to that of Washington State.
Among adults in Spokane County in 2009:
There was no difference in having a personal doctor by race.
|Data Source||BRFSS, 2009
|Geography||Spokane County||78.6% (74.4-82.2)|
|Trend||05-09 No Trend|
|18-34 yrs||59.0% (48.4-68.9)|
|35-44 yrs||81.9% (74.6-87.5)|
|45-64 yrs||86.4% (82.7-89.4)|
|65+ yrs||95.5% (92.6-97.3)|
|Education||< High school||58.2% (38.3-75.7)|
|High school||75.6% (65.7-83.3)|
|Some college||79.0% (72.4-84.4)|
|College graduate||84.8% (78.8-89.4)|