Table 12_4_7-1

2009 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 12_4_7.1
Visits to physician offices, hospital outpatient departments, and hospital emergency departments for adverse effects of medical care per 1,000 population,a United States, 2006–2007
  2006–2007
Population groupRateSE
Total 34.62.3
Age0–1713.81.9
18–4422.92.3
45–6444.04.1
65 and over93.99.8
GenderMale25.82.2
Female43.13.2
RaceWhite37.04.0
Black29.83.7
OthersDSUDSU
Residence locationMSA36.12.8
Non-MSA27.44.6

a Rates were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population as of July 1.

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

Key: MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_7-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/12_patientsafety/T12_4_7-1.html