Usual Source of Care: Percent of adults age 60 or older who self-reported having a usual place to go to when sick or in need of health advice
About the Indicator
Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade. It includes a national objective of increasing the proportion of people with a usual primary care provider. Having a usual source of care promotes better health outcomes through preventive care, early detection and treatment, and care coordination.
This indicator measures the proportion of older adults in California with a usual source of care, as self-reported on the California Health Interview Survey. While the proportion of older adults in California with a usual source of care is generally high (greater than 90%), there are disparities. For example, uninsured older adults are significantly less likely to have a usual source of care (69% in 2020). Check out the Health Reimagined Goal Page to explore dynamic visualizations and view more detailed data related to this topic.
About the Data
- Healthy People 2030: Objective AHS-07
- Healthy People 2030: Access to Primary Care (Literature Summary)
- About the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
- Explore CHIS Data (AskCHIS)
- Findings from the California Health Interview Survey: California Reached Health Coverage Milestone With 94% of People Insured in 2020, but Access to Care Remains a Challenge During the COVID-19 Pandemic