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_7.1
Home health care patients who had less shortness of breath,a United States, 2002-2009
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
85 and over58.
RacebWhite only60.
Black only59.
Asian only61.80.363.00.362.70.361.90.359.20.359.60.358.00.352.70.4
NHOPI only63.40.862.90.865.00.962.10.961.60.959.
AI/AN only57.60.557.50.558.50.657.50.655.60.654.40.652.40.651.40.6
Multiple races58.
EthnicitybHispanic, all races52.
Non-Hispanic, White60.
Non-Hispanic, Black59.
Non-Hispanic, other60.

a. Episodes in which a person's dyspneic status improved compared with a prior assessment. Episodes for people who are at the highest level and cannot improve any more are excluded.

b. Excludes records with missing values.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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_7_1: 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_7_1.html