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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.

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Children who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment as soon as wanted,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 6.50.47.30.57.00.47.10.47.00.48.70.510.20.5
Age0-54.80.55.80.76.60.66.00.56.30.77.80.79.00.8
6-177.50.68.20.67.20.67.70.67.40.59.20.610.90.6
GenderMale7.10.77.60.67.20.67.10.67.40.68.50.610.60.6
Female5.90.56.90.66.80.57.10.66.60.68.90.79.90.6
RaceWhite, single race6.10.57.00.66.70.55.80.46.50.48.30.69.70.5
Black, single race7.21.17.81.27.91.010.01.17.81.19.31.111.01.2
Asian, single race12.63.47.82.3DSUDSU18.75.58.02.020.24.220.44.2
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSU8.82.510.12.6DSUDSU13.12.9DSUDSU9.62.5
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races5.90.56.80.56.70.56.60.56.20.58.10.69.50.5
  Non-Hispanic, White5.20.66.40.76.30.65.00.55.40.57.30.68.70.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black7.41.17.91.27.91.19.81.17.71.19.41.110.81.2
Hispanic, all races9.01.09.41.38.20.99.30.811.21.112.11.014.11.3
Family incomebNegative/poor8.31.08.11.19.51.010.91.111.71.212.81.414.21.3
Near poor/low6.50.99.81.38.00.89.21.18.60.912.71.512.81.1
Middle5.90.86.90.96.50.86.20.85.70.77.50.99.80.8
High6.21.16.00.85.60.74.70.75.10.75.60.77.30.8
Health insuranceAny private5.90.66.30.65.70.55.40.55.70.56.70.59.00.6
Public only7.70.89.50.99.80.811.10.910.20.913.31.113.11.1
Uninsured6.91.97.81.97.92.06.91.88.02.212.53.113.52.4
Residence locationcMetropolitan6.60.57.30.57.10.57.00.56.90.59.00.610.90.5
  Large central metro6.90.77.60.97.80.78.91.07.80.810.60.913.41.0
  Large fringe metro5.01.05.90.85.40.95.50.77.00.98.00.99.31.0
  Medium metro7.20.99.21.27.51.26.91.15.90.68.41.39.10.9
  Small metro9.91.97.31.98.91.85.51.35.81.48.22.211.41.8
Nonmetropolitan5.60.87.11.46.41.07.61.07.71.27.11.26.61.0
  Micropolitan5.51.06.81.46.91.29.21.37.31.77.41.56.81.1
  Noncore5.61.6DSUDSU5.41.54.81.48.21.96.71.86.01.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.10.57.30.56.90.56.70.56.60.48.00.69.90.5
Other8.81.27.31.28.01.010.01.410.21.314.31.614.31.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.50.47.20.56.80.46.80.46.80.48.40.510.00.5
Fair/poor6.51.810.62.812.73.114.32.614.83.219.23.317.32.6
CSHCNdYes8.21.19.80.98.10.99.00.99.40.910.41.012.21.0
No6.00.56.60.56.50.56.40.56.30.58.20.69.70.5
U.S. bornYes6.20.47.30.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC8.40.510.10.5
No14.94.2DSUDSUDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC16.73.215.72.8

a. Denominator includes children who made an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months, excluding missing data.

b. Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c. For more information, see the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)� entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

d. CSHCN: Children with special health care needs. For details, refer to the MEPS documentation for the 2008� Full Year Consolidated Data File at http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-121.

DNC - Data not collected.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T13_1_2_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/nhqrdr11/13_timeliness/T13_1_2_1.html