Table 13_2_2-1

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_2.1
Emergency department visits where patients left without being seen, United States, 1997–1998 and 2006–2007
  2006–20071997–1998
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 1.840.101.210.10
Age0–171.930.191.050.13
18–442.320.161.620.16
45–641.680.161.150.18
65 and over0.590.09DSUDSU
RaceaWhite only1.010.160.990.09
Black only2.460.512.060.25
Asian onlyDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/ANDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUNANA
GenderMale1.730.111.240.13
Female1.940.121.190.11
Payment sourcePrivate1.320.120.900.10
Medicare0.640.10DSUDSU
Medicaid1.830.131.580.20
Uninsured2.900.281.980.22
LocationMSA2.020.121.390.12
Non-MSA0.840.150.650.13

a Race excludes multiple-race category in 1997–1998 data.

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

NA - Not applicable.

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_2-1: 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_2-1.html