Table 13_2_2-2a

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_2.2a
Emergency department visits where patients left without being seen, by race, United States, 2006–2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 1.840.101.540.142.770.30DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0–171.930.191.870.342.270.45DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–442.320.161.990.233.210.41DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–641.680.161.130.193.220.72DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over0.590.090.560.13DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale1.730.111.540.162.350.36DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female1.940.121.540.173.080.39DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Payment sourcePrivate1.320.121.010.162.460.51DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare0.640.100.520.13DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicaid1.830.131.630.222.390.36DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured2.900.282.550.403.640.66DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationMSA2.020.121.710.162.940.32DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Non-MSA0.840.15DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_2-2a: 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_2-2a.html