Appendix B: Derivation of measures
This table shows the proportion of patients who returned a Survey response but did not answer each of the following data items and have been excluded from publication for that particular measure.
|Measures||Not stated (%)|
|Whether has usual GP or place of care||N/A|
|Whether has usual GP||N/A|
|Length of time as patient of usual GP||0.4|
|Whether has a usual place of care||0.4|
|Usual place of care setting||1.5|
|Quality of care from usual GP or usual place of care in the preceding 12 months||1.2|
|How often usual GP or others in usual place of care involved patient in decisions about care in the preceding 12 months||1.4|
|Whether usual GP or others in usual place of care asked about things in work or life that affected health in the preceding 12 months||1.9|
|How often patient felt that their usual GP or others in their usual place of care explained test results in a way they could understand in the preceding 12 months||1.2|
|How comfortable patient felt talking with their usual GP or others in their usual place of care about personal problems related to their health in the preceding 12 months||1.7|
|Self-assessed health status||0.7|
N/A: All respondents answered these questions or a response was imputed based on answers to other questions in the Survey.
Note: People who responded that they had a usual GP but were not stated for all questions regarding a usual place of care were regarded as only having a usual GP for ‘care setting’.