2011 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 11_1_15.2
Short-staya nursing home residents who had moderate to severe pain,b United States, 2000-2006c
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
85 and over16.
Race/ethnicitydNon-Hispanic, White23.
Non-Hispanic, Black17.
Non-Hispanic, AI/AN26.40.727.10.726.60.727.50.828.70.829.20.829.30.8
Non-Hispanic, API15.60.315.90.315.70.316.40.417.10.418.60.419.00.5
Hispanic, all races18.

a. Short-stay residents stay fewer than 30 days in a nursing home, typically following an acute care hospitalization.

b. Residents with moderate to severe pain experience pain at least daily, or horrible or excruciating pain at any frequency.

c. Data reflect care for the third quarter of each calendar year.

d. Excludes records with unknown age, gender, and race/ethnicity.

Additional detail may be found in the Measure Specifications appendix.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Minimum Data Set.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T11_1_15_2: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/11_supportive_palliative_care/T11_1_15_2.html