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_22.2a
Home health care patients who were admitted to the hospital, by race,a United States, 2009
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 28.80.0227.80.0234.50.0622.60.1627.10.5234.50.3331.80.61
85 and over26.90.0426.20.0534.10.1624.10.3326.71.2130.10.7830.41.40

a. Episodes in which a person was hospitalized for an acute condition while receiving home health care services. Reason for hospitalization may be for emergent, urgent, or elective medical care.

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

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Outcome and Assessment Information Set.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T11_1_22_2a: 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_22_2a.html