Table 11_2_1-2

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_1.2
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 by race, United States, 2005–2006
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total28.41.326.91.434.11.831.43.9******
Age0–1718.62.116.82.225.85.3********
18–4433.91.633.31.834.82.9********
45–6429.71.727.42.037.12.841.36.4******
65 and over26.21.725.31.832.73.529.06.6******
GenderMale26.81.425.61.533.02.825.14.0******
Female29.91.428.21.735.22.437.65.9******
Payment sourcePrivate27.31.426.31.631.93.228.16.7******
Medicare26.71.725.61.834.43.5********
Medicaid28.92.026.92.532.42.734.46.6******
Uninsured34.12.632.32.939.24.6********
Residence locationMSA30.71.329.51.435.21.932.54.0******
Non-MSA13.12.712.72.9**********

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; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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_1-2: 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_1-2.html