T11_1_25_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_25.1
Hospice patients who received care consistent with their stated end-of-life wishes, United States, 2008-2010
  201020092008
Population groupSample sizePercentSEaSample sizePercentSEaSample sizePercentSEa
Total 65,80994.40.164,10794.60.162,37894.20.1
Age18-4465094.30.969393.41.063689.31.2
45-647,39493.40.37,41493.30.37,25293.10.3
65 and over51,30994.60.150,31594.70.148,99594.40.1
GenderMale26,76694.20.126,25594.40.125,36593.80.2
Female31,80994.60.131,71494.70.131,26694.60.1
RaceWhite53,14694.80.153,59895.00.152,85394.70.1
Black1,78189.90.71,71189.10.81,70187.60.8
API39290.61.557083.01.655987.11.4
AI/AN54285.61.541789.91.535790.21.6
Other race/multiple races82788.41.181388.91.179089.81.1
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races54,67194.50.154,87994.70.154,10094.40.1
  Non-Hispanic, White51,10594.80.151,46595.10.150,84094.70.1
  Non-Hispanic, Black1,69490.30.71,65489.20.81,61887.80.8
Hispanic, all races1,48189.00.81,38989.90.81,37388.80.9
EducationLess than high school13,13792.70.213,39892.90.214,06492.60.2
High school graduate22,30894.40.222,18894.60.221,73494.50.2
At least some college19,94995.60.119,63995.60.218,94095.20.2

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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T11_1_25_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_25_1.html