T13_2_1_1_2a

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 13_2_1.1_2a
Emergency department visits triaged as immediate or emergent at which patients waited to see a physician for 1 hour or more, per 10,000 population, by race,a United States, 2008-2009
  TotalWhiteBlack
Population groupRateSERateSERateSE
Total 16.61.615.71.820.62.2
Age0-1714.02.213.02.6DSUDSU
18-4420.02.418.82.623.93.5
45-6417.02.116.32.420.73.4
65 and over13.41.513.11.6DSUDSU
GenderFemale17.61.816.42.021.82.7
Male15.51.615.01.919.22.5

a. Race data were missing for 11.2 percent of visits triaged immediate or emergent. Missing race data were singly imputed.

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

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T13_2_1_1_2a: 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_2_1_1_2a.html