Table 11_2_2-1

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_2.1
Emergency department visits where patients left without being seen, United States, 1997–1998 and 2005–2006
Population group2005–20061997–1998
PercentSEPercentSE
Total2.030.111.210.10
Age0–172.190.221.050.13
18–442.610.171.620.16
45–641.630.151.150.18
65 and over0.650.10**
RaceaWhite only1.790.120.990.09
Black only2.850.232.060.25
Asian only1.420.31**
AI/AN****
Multiple races**NANA
GenderMale2.000.131.240.13
Female2.050.141.190.11
Payment sourcePrivate1.550.130.900.10
Medicare0.780.12**
Medicaid1.940.151.580.20
Uninsured3.090.271.980.22
LocationMSA2.250.131.390.12
Non-MSA0.760.130.650.13

a Race excludes multiple-race category in 1997–1998 data.

* - 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_2-1: 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_2-1.html