Table 22_1_3-1b

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 22_1_3.1b
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with delayed care due to cost,a by ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
85 and over2.
Near poor/low7.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid8.90.810.
Medicare HMO4.
Medicare and private4.
Medicare fee-for-service only12.81.312.11.312.31.512.42.521.95.9
Residence locationMSA5.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.
Functional limitationsNo limitation3.
IADL only8.
1–2 ADLs8.
More than 3 ADLs10.
At least 1 ADL/IADL8.

a Estimates are for full year community residents age 65 or older.

b Negative/poor refers to incomes $10,000 or less; near poor/low, $10,001-$20,000; middle, $20,001-$40,000; and high, more than $40,000.

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

Key: HMO: health maintenance organization; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; IADLs: instrumental activities of daily living; ADLs: activities of daily living; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 22_1_3-1b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.