Table 11_2_1-1

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 11_2_1.1
Emergency department (ED) visits in which patient was admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility whose ED visit was 6 hours or more,a United States, 2000–2001 and 2005–2006
Population group2005–20062000–2001
PercentSEPercentSE
Total28.41.325.91.2
Age0–1718.62.119.42.3
18–4433.91.628.41.6
45–6429.71.727.01.9
65 and over26.21.725.41.4
RaceWhite only26.91.424.41.4
Black only34.11.834.51.8
Asian only31.43.920.83.6
AI/AN only****
Multiple races****
GenderMale26.81.425.01.5
Female29.91.426.81.3
Payment sourcePrivate27.31.427.31.5
Medicare26.71.724.81.5
Medicaid28.92.028.42.1
Uninsured34.12.625.22.5
LocationMSA30.71.328.51.3
Non-MSA13.12.713.72.1

a The NHAMCS ED question is "Visit Disposition," where disposition is admit to hospital, admit to intensive care unit or critical care unit, or transfer to other facility.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 11_2_1-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/11_timeliness/T11_2_1-1.html