From the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey:
In the last 12 months, how often did this doctor explain things in a way that was easy to understand?
[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]
In the last 12 months, how many times did you visit this doctor to get care for yourself?
Responses of “always” to the NUMERATOR question about were considered to be “satisfactory communication skills” for the purpose of measuring this objective.