Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults, LVISPECIAL indicates if the respondent saw a specialist on the last health care visit.
Other health care providers mentioned are:
- General doctor
- Nurse practitioner or physician assistant
- Other health provider
In 2011, a different variable LVISGENSPEC asked the same question, but the response did not have nurse practitioner/physician assistant category.
This variable can be used to monitor the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
- 2012-2013; 2014: Sample adults 18+ who visited a clinic, doctor's office/HMO, hospital outpatient department or someplace else (not ER or urgent care center) on their last visit.
- 2012-2014 : SAMPWEIGHT