Table 13_2_1-3b

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_1.3b
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 source of payment,b United States, 2007-2008
    Source of payment
    Under age 65Age 65 and over
  TotalPrivatePublicUninsuredMedicare and privateMedicare and MedicaidMedicare only
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over27.71.4NANANANANANA25.41.825.92.930.41.9
Location of hospitalMetropolitan31.71.330.61.636.52.0DNADNA28.22.0DNADNA32.11.9

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 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.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

NA - Not applicable.

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 Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS).


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 13_2_1-3b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.