Table 9_2_6-1

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 9_2_6.1
Home health care patients who have less shortness of breath, United States, 2004 and 2006
Population group20062004
85 and over59.
RaceaWhite only61.
Black only59.
Asian only61.90.359.60.32
NHOPI only62.00.959.20.96
AI/AN only57.40.654.40.59
Multiple races60.
EthnicityaHispanic, all races56.
Non-Hispanic, White61.
Non-Hispanic, Black59.
Non-Hispanic, other61.

a Excludes records with missing values.

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Outcome and Assessment Information Set.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 9_2_6-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.