Table 13_2_1-2

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 13_2_1.2
Emergency department (ED) visits in which patient was admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility whose ED visit was 6 hours or more,a United States 2001-2007
  2006-20072005-20062004-20052003-20042002-20032001-2002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 29.21.128.41.327.21.326.41.226.91.225.91.2
Age0-1723.52.518.62.118.42.018.31.917.72.219.42.3
18-4432.81.533.91.630.81.630.01.630.31.828.41.6
45-6431.21.529.71.729.21.728.01.628.61.627.01.9
65 and over26.71.326.21.725.71.624.71.425.81.325.41.4
RaceWhite only27.31.726.91.426.51.425.51.325.81.224.41.4
Black only36.72.434.11.829.91.730.42.233.62.434.51.8
Asian only28.55.031.43.935.24.137.24.726.44.420.83.6
NHOPIDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale29.01.226.81.425.71.425.61.326.21.325.01.5
Female29.51.229.91.428.71.527.11.427.51.326.81.3
Payment sourcePrivate28.71.327.31.426.51.526.21.327.91.427.31.5
Medicare27.21.426.71.725.41.724.71.525.61.424.81.5
Medicaid30.51.628.92.029.02.128.22.227.92.228.42.1
Uninsured33.12.534.12.632.12.532.52.130.12.625.22.5
Location of hospitalMetropolitan31.41.130.71.329.71.429.31.330.11.328.51.3
Nonmetropolitan14.82.313.12.711.42.110.92.211.82.113.72.1

a Based on NHAMCS "visit disposition" data, where disposition includes admission to a hospital, intensive care unit, or critical care unit, or transfer to another facility. Length of visit is defined as time from arrival to time of discharge from emergency department.

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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 13_2_1-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/13_timeliness/T13_2_1-2.html