Access & Affordability
Adults without a usual source of care
Percent of adults age 18 and older who did not have one (or more) person they think of as their personal health care provider
About this data measure
- Regular and consistent (annual) routine health exams are a priority for true health care – preventive care – to identify problems before they start or when they are in early phases, when chances for treatment and cure are better.
- Rhode Island is a national leader in adults with a usual source of care, and while the rate of adults without a usual source of care increased between 2021 and 2022, the overall trend since 2019 has decreased.
- Young adults ages 18-34, Hispanic and Asian Rhode Islanders, and those with less than a high school education are less likely to have a usual source of care compared with other groups.
Measure Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)