Table 13_2_1-1

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 13_2_1.1
Emergency department (ED) visits in which patient was admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility whose ED visit was 6 hours or more,a United States, 2000–2001 and 2006–2007
  2006–20072000–2001
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 29.21.125.91.2
Age0–1723.52.519.42.3
18–4432.81.528.41.6
45–6431.21.527.01.9
65 and over26.71.325.41.4
RaceWhite only27.31.724.41.4
Black only36.72.434.51.8
Asian only28.55.020.83.6
AI/AN onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale29.01.225.01.5
Female29.51.226.81.3
Payment sourcePrivate28.71.327.31.5
Medicare27.21.424.81.5
Medicaid30.51.628.42.1
Uninsured33.12.525.22.5
LocationMSA31.41.128.51.3
Non-MSA14.82.313.72.1

a The NHAMCS ED question is "Visit Disposition," where disposition is admit to hospital, admit to intensive care unit or critical care unit, or transfer to other facility.

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 13_2_1-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/13_timeliness/T13_2_1-1.html