Table 16_8_3-1a

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 16_8_3.1a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with delayed care due to cost,a by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
85 and over2.********
Near poor/low6.******
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid7.90.810.01.1********
Medicare HMO4.********
Medicare and private3.******
Medicare fee for service only11.******
Residence locationMSA4.******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.******
Functional limitationsNo limitation3.******
IADLs only4.********
1–2 ADLs7.******
Three or more ADLs9.********
At least 1 ADL/IADL7.******

a Estimates are for full-year community residents age 65 and over.

b Negative/poor refers to incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

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

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; HMO: Health Maintenance Organization; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; IADLs: instrumental activities of daily living; ADLs: activities of daily living; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 16_8_3-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.