T11_1_23_1

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_23.1
Hospice patient caregivers who perceived patient was referred to hospice at the right time, United States, 2008-2010
  201020092008
Population groupSample sizePercentSEaSample sizePercentSEaSample sizePercentSEa
Total 210,84789.50.1193,73089.30.1179,43088.70.1
Age18-442,09487.80.72,09687.60.71,91986.70.8
45-6424,27988.40.222,57588.10.220,89387.20.2
65 and over171,88489.70.1157,21389.60.1145,54388.90.1
GenderMale73,86488.80.169,62788.90.169,01988.30.1
Female89,84289.80.185,67789.50.185,93288.80.1
RaceWhite162,62389.50.1149,05889.20.1137,63988.70.1
Black7,31991.20.36,49991.40.45,83790.20.4
API1,74589.80.71,48691.30.71,25290.60.8
AI/AN1,37587.90.91,23388.20.91,05987.41.0
Other race/multiple races3,91888.90.53,75088.70.53,17086.90.6
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races166,00789.50.1151,68789.40.1146,78888.80.1
  Non-Hispanic, White153,84489.50.1141,02889.30.1128,71688.70.1
  Non-Hispanic, Black6,81891.30.36,09791.50.45,39590.10.4
Hispanic, all races5,37589.00.44,72688.70.54,69288.10.5
EducationLess than high school18,64490.00.219,44389.40.220,27088.90.2
High school graduate31,94189.10.231,91688.90.231,46288.40.2
At least some college28,59387.50.228,45287.80.227,59987.00.2

a. Standard errors (SE) were estimated using the SAS 9.2.2 means procedure. Standard errors estimated in this table should be interpreted with caution as data may violate assumption of normality.

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

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Family Evaluation of Hospice Care Survey.

 

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Internet Citation: T11_1_23_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/11_supportive_palliative_care/T11_1_23_1.html