Table 13_2_1-2a

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_1.2a
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 by race, United States, 2006–2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 29.21.127.31.736.72.428.55.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0–1723.52.521.73.432.68.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4432.81.530.92.537.83.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6431.21.528.82.438.93.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over26.71.325.52.133.84.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale29.01.226.91.937.73.331.26.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female29.51.227.82.035.93.226.06.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Payment sourcePrivate28.71.326.72.037.84.527.47.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare27.21.426.32.234.14.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicaid30.51.628.23.036.43.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured33.12.530.33.740.16.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationMSA31.41.129.71.837.62.529.15.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Non-MSA14.82.314.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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_1-2a: 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_1-2a.html