Table 11_2_2-2

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_2.2
Emergency department visits where patients left without being seen, by race, United States, 2005–2006
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total2.030.111.790.122.850.231.420.31******
Age0–172.190.222.240.302.230.29********
18–442.610.172.290.173.540.36********
45–641.630.151.220.132.950.55********
65 and over0.650.100.590.11**********
GenderMale2.000.131.840.142.620.29********
Female2.050.141.740.143.040.31********
Payment sourcePrivate1.550.131.260.142.790.40********
Medicare0.780.120.640.13**********
Medicaid1.940.151.950.202.100.22********
Uninsured3.090.272.780.283.880.54********
Residence locationMSA2.250.132.030.143.000.251.420.32******
Non-MSA0.760.130.640.15**********

* - 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_2-2: 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_2-2.html