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
Population groupRateSERateSERateSE
Total 16.61.615.71.820.62.2
65 and over13.41.513.11.6DSUDSU

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T13_2_1_1_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/13_timeliness/T13_2_1_1_2a.html