Table 12_4_7-2a

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 12_4_7.2a
Visits to physician offices, hospital outpatient departments, and hospital emergency departments for adverse effects of medical care per 1,000 population,a by race,b United States, 2007-2008
    Single raceMultiple races
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 41.72.443.03.042.28.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0-1716.62.416.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4427.32.328.13.327.77.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6456.04.955.55.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over105.29.9105.112.7118.323.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale32.82.533.93.234.68.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female50.23.351.94.348.89.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Rates were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population as of July 1 of each data year. Adverse effects of medical care were identified as office-based physician and hospital outpatient department visits for which a checkbox indicated that an adverse medical/surgical or medicinal drug effect had occurred. For emergency visits, adverse effects were identified by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes of 995.0, 995.2, 995.4, or 996-999, or by a verbatim reason for visit or cause of injury indicating adverse medical, surgical, or drug effects.

b� Race was missing from 30.2% of the 2007-2008 visit data. Missing data were imputed, and standard errors were inflated consistent with guidance described at "2007 NAMCS Microdata File Documentation," ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NAMCS/doc07.pdf. These data should be interpreted with caution.

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 Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_7-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/12_patientsafety/T12_4_7-2a.html