Table 13_2_2-3a

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_2.3a
Emergency department visits where patients left without being seen,a by race,b United States, 2007-2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.70.22.30.23.90.31.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0-172.70.22.70.32.90.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-443.40.22.90.35.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-642.60.22.10.33.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over0.70.10.70.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale2.70.22.40.24.00.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female2.60.22.30.23.80.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Payment source,c under age 65Private1.90.11.60.22.80.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public2.90.22.60.34.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured4.60.44.00.46.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Payment source,c over age 65Medicare and Private0.60.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and MedicaidDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare only0.60.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of hospitalMetropolitan2.90.22.60.24.10.31.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan1.30.21.20.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Population used for rate calculation is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional population on July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008.

b Race data were missing for 15.5% 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_2-3a: 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_2-3a.html