Table 9_2_9-1

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_9.1
Home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care, United States, 2004 and 2006
Population group20062004
85 and over20.
RaceaWhite only21.
Black only24.
Asian only16.
NHOPI only21.30.519.10.51
AI/AN only25.10.325.10.33
Multiple races23.10.623.50.66
EthnicityaHispanic, all races19.
Non-Hispanic, White21.
Non-Hispanic, Black24.
Non-Hispanic, other18.

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_9-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.