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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 needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 5.70.68.00.87.10.78.10.87.30.79.10.77.50.5
Age0-55.31.09.11.47.01.09.91.58.81.29.61.16.80.9
6-175.90.87.20.97.20.96.90.86.30.98.81.08.00.7
GenderMale5.30.86.91.07.81.08.41.17.61.08.91.07.70.7
Female6.11.09.31.46.41.07.81.06.91.09.31.07.30.8
RaceWhite, single race5.60.77.31.06.70.78.00.97.70.89.20.87.40.6
Black, single race6.21.78.01.68.91.76.51.65.21.38.21.57.11.4
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races4.70.77.80.97.20.87.90.96.70.88.30.87.00.6
  Non-Hispanic, White4.30.86.81.16.50.87.71.07.20.98.10.96.70.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black6.51.78.41.79.11.86.71.75.01.27.91.57.21.5
Hispanic, all races10.01.68.91.66.71.29.31.710.51.713.91.710.61.5
Family incomebNegative/poor8.81.99.51.87.61.49.41.710.91.612.51.712.21.4
Near poor/low6.81.412.02.310.11.710.11.77.31.312.61.98.91.4
Middle4.81.110.71.87.41.38.21.67.31.310.01.27.81.1
High4.01.2DSUDSU4.71.16.21.25.21.33.80.94.00.9
Health insuranceAny private4.70.85.60.96.20.87.00.96.20.87.40.86.30.6
Public only6.31.112.71.99.71.310.71.49.71.314.21.610.11.1
UninsuredDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU12.22.9
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.50.78.00.96.60.77.90.87.30.89.60.87.10.5
  Large central metro5.41.28.11.28.11.36.31.28.51.610.71.58.21.0
  Large fringe metroDSUDSU7.81.93.61.08.21.85.71.37.31.37.11.1
  Medium metro5.51.36.11.48.91.58.71.88.31.411.01.76.21.0
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU9.72.6DSUDSU9.32.65.81.4
Nonmetropolitan6.71.8DSUDSU9.82.19.21.87.21.87.01.49.71.5
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSU10.22.610.02.1DSUDSU8.11.88.61.5
  Noncore7.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU9.62.4DSUDSU12.13.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.00.77.60.96.70.77.80.86.70.78.50.87.20.6
Other10.82.511.62.710.82.412.02.613.12.215.92.212.52.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.50.67.40.87.10.77.70.86.90.78.80.77.50.5
Fair/poorDSUDSUDSUDSU7.92.313.13.8DSUDSU15.74.0DSUDSU
CSHCNdYes6.31.38.31.57.91.39.51.48.41.59.51.58.21.2
No5.30.87.81.06.70.87.40.96.90.89.10.87.30.6
U.S. bornYes5.20.67.80.8DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC8.90.77.40.5
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Denominator includes children who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition 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_4_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_4_1.html