Table 11_1_9-1

2010 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 11_1_9.1
Home health care patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care,a United States, 2004-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
85 and over21.
RacebWhite only21.
Black only24.
Asian only15.
NHOPI only21.70.520.20.521.20.519.10.519.10.5
AI/AN only25.80.324.50.325.10.324.60.325.10.3
Multiple races22.60.623.40.623.00.621.80.623.50.7
EthnicitybHispanic, all races19.
Non-Hispanic, White21.
Non-Hispanic, Black24.
Non-Hispanic, other18.

a Episodes with an assessment indicating that urgent or unplanned medical care was initiated.

b Excludes records with missing values.

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Outcome and Assessment Information Set.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 11_1_9-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.