2012 National Healthcare Quality Report

Chapter 4, Text Descriptions for Figures

Figure 4.1. Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, by age and geographic location, 2002-2009

Age Group20022003200420052006200720082009
Total15.314.314.215.115.313.915.414.7
18-4419.417.918191917.31919.1
45-6413.413.81314.314.513.715.413.4
65+8.55.87.47.27.76.57.17.4

 

Location20022003200420052006200720082009
Metropolitan15.714.614.515.415.313.915.4 
Large Fringe MSA12.412.51315.71511.612.413.2
Large Central MSA19.51816.71616.816.916.817.3
Medium MSA14.311.913.614.414.511.616.415
Small MSA15.116.214.21513.21616.814.4
Non-MSA13.513.112.913.615.113.815.713
Micropolitan13.913.113.214.314.214.215.7 
Noncore12.91312.412.41712.815.6 

Key: MSA = metropolitan statistical area.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002-2009.
Denominator: Civilian noninstitutionalized population age 18 and over.
Note: For this measure, lower rates are better.

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Figure 4.2. Children who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, by geographic location and insurance, 2002-2009

Location20022003200420052006200720082009
MSA7.089.557.37.926.627.975.5 
Large Central MSA8.210.78.56.38.18.15.45.6
Large Fringe MSA7.17.35.78.23.67.8 2.3
Medium MSA6.2118.38.78.96.15.54.5
Small MSA5.89.3 9.7    
Non-MSA9.77.07.29.29.8 6.7 

 

Insurance20022003200420052006200720082009
Private Insurance6.37.46.276.25.64.73.1
Public Insurance10.114.29.710.79.712.76.37.4

Key: MSA = metropolitan statistical area.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002-2009.
Denominator: Civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 18.
Note: For this measure, lower rates are better. Data for some geographic areas in some years did not meet criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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Figure 4.3. Emergency department visits in which patient had to wait an hour or more by urgency, age, and geographic location, 2009-2010

Urgency0-1718-4445-6465+
Immediate/Emergent17.624.722.818.6
Urgent27.43431.827

 

UrgencyTotalMSANon-MSA
Immediate/Emergent21.522.912.4
Urgent313319.9

Key: MSA = metropolitan statistical area.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2009-2010.
Denominator (Immediate or Emergent): Visits to U.S. emergency department with triage assessment of immediate or emergent.
Denominator (Urgent): Visits to U.S. emergency department with triage assessment of urgent.
Note: For this measure, lower rates are better.

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Figure 4.4. Hospital patients with heart attack who received percutaneous coronary intervention within 90 minutes, by age, 2005-2010

Age Group200520062007200820092010
<6544.956.473.982.988.791.9
65-7440.45269.979.886.691
75-8435.347.565.777.683.788.2
85+29.241.464.974.283.388.5

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program, 2005-2010.
Denominator: Patients hospitalized with a principal diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction who were appropriate candidates for PCI medication.

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Figure 4.5. Hospital patients with heart attack who received fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes, by age, 2005-2010

Age Group200520062007200820092010
<6541.44653.352.555.361.8
65-7436.64148.148.056.756.5
75-8431.432.54043.547.453.3
85+23.627.542.934.55041.4

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program, 2005-2010.
Denominator: Patients hospitalized with a principal diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction who were appropriate candidates for fibrinolytic medication.

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Page last reviewed May 2013
Internet Citation: 2012 National Healthcare Quality Report: Chapter 4, Text Descriptions for Figures. May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqr12/chap4-text.html