2012 National Healthcare Disparities Report

Chapter 6, Text Descriptions for Figures

Figure 6.1. Hospitalized adult patients with heart failure who were given complete written discharge instructions, by race/ethnicity, 2005-2010

Race/Ethnicity200520062007200820092010
White58.669.576.682.286.389.6
Black56.768.175.881.786.489.8
Hispanic5365.672.681.888.289.8
AI/AN48.259.76569.876.381.9
Asian49.161.574.683.787.191.6

Key: AI/AN = American Indian or Alaska Native.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Quality Improvement Organization Program, 2005-2010.
Denominator: Hospitalized adult patients with a principal discharge diagnosis of heart failure.
Note: Complete written discharge instructions needed to address all of the following: activity level, diet, discharge medications, followup appointment, weight monitoring, and actions to take if symptoms worsen.

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Figure 6.2. People with a usual source of care whose health provider usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by education and perceived health status, United States, 2002-2009

Education20022003200420052006200720082009
Any College78.17980.680.681.682.383.682.2
High School Grad7676.27977.278.881.180.878.8
<High School7577.276.977.578.780.278.578.7

 

Perceived Health Status20022003200420052006200720082009
Total75.176.477.877.77980.180.579.3
Excellent / Very Good / Good74.976.177.477.478.779.880.379.0
Fair/Poor77.278.180.680.181.282.881.981.0

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002-2009.
Denominator: Civilian noninstitutionalized population who report a usual source of care.

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Figure 6.3. Hospitals with electronic exchange of patient information on medication history, by region and geographic location, 2009 and 2010

Electronic exchange with hospitals outside their system
Region / Geographic Location20092010
Northeast15.621
Midwest14.319.9
South10.817.2
West1521.1
MSA13.319.4
Non-MSA13.519.4
Electronic exchange with ambulatory providers outside their system
Region / Geographic Location20092010
Northeast29.233.4
Midwest32.230.6
South25.431.2
West24.936.1
MSA29.633.3
Non-MSA26.230.5

Key: MSA = metropolitan statistical area.
Source: American Hospital Association Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement, 2009 and 2010.

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Figure 6.4. Effective care coordination among children with special health care needs, by race/ethnicity and income, 2005-2006 and 2009-2010

Race/Ethnicity / Income2005-20062009-2010
White6258.8
Black56.351.7
Asian54.851.3
Hispanic49.951.7
Poor53.351.6
Low Income55.152.1
Middle Income61.957.4
High Income63.561.2

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), 2005-2006 and 2009-2010.
Denominator: CSHCN who were reported to use more than one service during the survey period.
Note: White, Black, and Asian groups are non-Hispanic. Hispanic includes all races.

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Figure 6.5. Children with special health care needs with a medical home, by race/ethnicity and income, 2009-2010

Race/Ethnicity / Income2009-2010
White48.8
Black33.5
Asian39.1
Hispanic33.2
Poor30.9
Low Income37.5
Middle Income47.4
High Income52.2

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), 2005-2006 and 2009-2010.
Denominator: CSHCN who were reported to use more than one service during the survey period.
Note: White, Black, and Asian groups are non-Hispanic. Hispanic includes all races.

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Current as of May 2013
Internet Citation: 2012 National Healthcare Disparities Report: Chapter 6, Text Descriptions for Figures. May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhdr12/chap6-text.html