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
PercentSEPercentSE
Total21.20.021.10.02
Age0–6425.70.125.50.06
65–7420.20.020.20.04
75–8420.30.020.20.03
85 and over20.70.020.50.04
GenderMale22.30.022.10.04
Female20.70.020.50.03
RaceaWhite only21.10.020.80.02
Black only24.00.124.00.06
Asian only16.00.216.40.17
NHOPI only21.30.519.10.51
AI/AN only25.10.325.10.33
Multiple races23.10.623.50.66
EthnicityaHispanic, all races19.50.120.30.08
Non-Hispanic, White21.10.020.80.02
Non-Hispanic, Black24.00.124.00.06
Non-Hispanic, other18.70.119.00.10

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/9_nursinghome_homehealth_hospice/T9_2_9-1.html