# Health Care Utilization Technical Notes

### Health care Utilization

Data Source: Adult Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS), 2014 and Child Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS), 2012–2014

Data Tables:
Percentage of adults with current asthma who reported an emergency room or urgent care visit in the past 12 months by state/territory
Percentage of adults with current asthma who reported a routine doctor visit(s) in the past 12 months by state/territory
Percentage of children with current asthma who reported an emergency room or urgent care visit in the past 12 months by state/territory
Percentage of children with current asthma who reported a routine doctor visit(s) in the past 12 months by state/territory

The table below presents ACBS items and attributes for measurement in calculating estimates.

NACP Grantee Profile table Survey Question Variable name Numerator Denominator
Percentage of routine asthma-related health care visits reported by adults in the past 12 months 5.1 During the past 12 months how many times did you see a doctor or other health professional for a routine checkup for your asthma? NER_TIME 1–365 1–365, 666, 888
Percentage of asthma-related visits to an emergency room or urgent care center reported by adults in the past 12 months 5.2 An urgent care center treats people with illnesses or injuries that must be addressed immediately and cannot wait for a regular medical appointment. During the past 12 months, have you had to visit an emergency room or urgent care center because of your asthma?
5.3 During the past 12 months, how many times did you visit an emergency room or urgent care center because of your asthma?
ER_VISIT, ER_VIST=1, ER_TIMES 1 and
(1–354)
1–365, 666,677
Percentage of routine asthma-related health care visits reported by children in the past 12 months 5.7 During the past 12 months how many times did {he/she} see a doctor or other health professional for a routine checkup for {his/her} asthma? NER_TIME 1–365  1–365, 666, 888
Percentage of asthma-related visits to an emergency room or urgent care center reported by children in the past 12 months 5.8 An urgent care center treats people with illnesses or injuries that must be addressed immediately and cannot wait for a regular medical appointment. During the past 12 months, has {child’s name} had to visit an emergency room or urgent care center because of {his/her} asthma?
5.9 During the past 12 months, how many times did {he/she} visit an emergency room or urgent care center because of {his/her} asthma?
ER_VISIT, ER_VIST=1, ER_TIMES 1 and
(1–354)
1–365, 666,677
Page last reviewed: June 11, 2018