Table 13_2_1-3a

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_1.3a
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 by race,b United States, 2007-2008
    Single raceMultiple races
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 29.41.227.71.436.32.331.74.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0-1725.32.526.12.825.15.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4430.41.628.31.936.03.141.08.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6432.01.629.01.742.93.326.56.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over27.71.426.71.732.72.733.16.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderFemale30.31.428.61.636.92.830.95.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Male28.41.326.61.635.52.532.56.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Payment source,c under age 65Private28.81.527.11.637.43.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public33.31.831.22.139.23.436.88.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured28.02.525.43.136.04.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Payment source,c over age 65Medicare and private25.41.824.62.133.85.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and medicaid25.92.923.13.432.56.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare only30.41.929.72.433.63.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of hospitalMetropolitan31.71.330.11.438.02.131.83.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.22.415.52.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

b Race data were missing for 13.2% of total visits. Missing race data were imputed. Standard errors for estimates by race were inflated as described in "2007 NAMCS Microdata File Documentation," ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NAMCS/doc07.pdf.

c Payment source classified by all expected payment sources. Public insurance includes Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance program. No insurance is defined as having only "self-pay" or "no charge/charity" as payment sources.

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

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 13_2_1-3a: 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_1-3a.html