Table 13_2_2-2

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_2.2
Emergency department visits where patients left without being seen,a United States, 1999-2007
  2006-20072005-20062004-20052003-20042002-20032001-20022000-20011999-2000
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 1.840.102.030.111.970.121.790.121.800.111.700.131.610.121.330.08
Age0-171.930.192.190.222.030.221.760.182.010.191.850.211.740.191.200.12
18-442.320.162.610.172.600.182.360.182.260.172.200.202.020.171.750.14
45-641.680.161.630.151.440.131.390.161.350.151.240.131.240.161.290.16
65 and over0.590.090.650.100.750.110.780.130.740.110.620.100.620.12DSUDSU
RacebWhite only1.010.161.790.121.820.131.590.121.580.121.420.111.370.11DNADNA
Black only2.460.512.850.232.530.232.480.242.550.212.690.322.400.31DNADNA
Asian onlyDSUDSU1.420.31DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU1.560.32DSUDSUDNADNA
NHOPIDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDNADNA
AI/ANDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDNADNA
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDNADNA
GenderMale1.730.112.000.131.970.141.770.141.740.131.650.121.690.131.290.10
Female1.940.122.050.141.960.141.810.131.860.141.750.171.530.151.370.11
Payment sourcePrivate1.320.121.550.131.500.131.210.101.150.091.110.081.050.100.970.10
Medicare0.640.100.780.120.920.130.900.130.920.110.790.120.670.120.570.12
Medicaid1.830.131.940.151.840.171.930.192.070.182.110.221.900.251.750.19
Uninsured2.900.283.090.273.050.282.820.303.060.362.870.382.930.302.100.18
Location of hospitalMetropolitan2.020.122.250.132.170.131.970.142.020.131.920.151.750.141.550.10
Nonmetropolitan0.840.150.760.130.710.160.870.180.860.170.730.121.040.180.670.11

a Population used for rate calculation is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional population on July 1 of each year.

b Race data had missing values each year.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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; 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_2-2: 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_2-2.html