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Doctor asks about medicines taken and treatment history

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For sample persons with a usual place of care, MDMEDASK reports whether the health provider usually asks about prescription medications and treatments that other doctors may have given.

MDMEDASK is one of a series of variables dealing with doctor advice. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1999: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under age 18 with 1+ usual (and specific) place to go when sick/need advice or who have a specific kind of place to usually go for routine preventive care or who see a particular and specific health professional for health care.


  • 1999