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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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People with a usual source of care whose health care providers sometimes or never asked for person's help to make treatment decisions, United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.60.615.90.517.30.517.20.517.70.518.90.621.90.6
Age0-1715.60.915.40.818.20.815.90.817.50.918.90.922.10.8
18-4416.30.816.50.717.20.617.30.717.80.719.10.722.60.7
45-6414.70.716.20.716.20.717.50.816.70.817.80.820.90.8
65 and over16.01.115.20.917.51.019.11.019.81.020.51.221.41.0
GenderMale15.70.616.20.617.50.617.70.617.80.619.10.622.00.7
Female15.60.615.60.517.10.516.80.517.60.618.70.621.80.6
RaceWhite, single race15.00.615.10.516.20.516.40.516.80.618.10.621.00.6
Black, single race17.51.318.91.222.81.221.11.423.21.522.51.326.41.6
Asian, single race23.62.522.72.719.72.617.62.218.72.125.62.625.53.1
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race14.03.411.53.116.63.917.44.022.94.915.24.525.23.2
Multiple races16.02.422.33.521.83.424.33.618.03.019.32.727.82.9
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races15.20.615.50.517.30.516.80.517.80.618.50.621.10.6
  Non-Hispanic, White14.30.714.50.616.10.615.90.516.80.617.50.719.90.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black17.51.318.91.222.71.220.91.423.41.522.61.326.41.6
Hispanic, all races18.41.118.51.117.01.020.01.417.21.021.61.327.61.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.21.218.51.220.31.220.91.320.71.226.01.427.71.3
Near poor/low16.21.218.11.119.31.019.01.121.21.122.31.123.51.1
Middle14.90.815.50.817.60.916.70.817.30.919.00.922.60.9
High14.90.714.60.715.20.715.60.815.60.715.30.718.90.8
EducationbLess than high school18.71.119.71.020.11.020.31.120.21.123.01.125.91.0
High school graduate16.20.816.00.817.20.818.30.718.80.920.00.922.60.8
At least some college14.50.715.00.615.70.616.50.716.20.616.70.719.40.7
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed15.60.616.40.616.20.516.80.617.10.618.10.621.00.6
Not employed15.61.016.10.918.81.019.41.018.11.020.41.225.51.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private14.80.615.40.616.20.615.80.616.20.717.00.620.60.6
Public only17.51.117.41.121.81.121.11.120.61.124.51.227.21.4
Uninsured18.11.418.51.417.51.318.51.421.51.622.51.725.21.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only14.31.515.71.517.21.721.51.921.21.921.51.824.31.8
Medicare and private15.51.513.61.216.41.317.31.319.11.219.51.518.71.3
Medicare and other public25.42.819.42.223.22.622.32.519.62.524.12.727.92.6
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.20.616.40.517.40.517.50.518.20.619.10.622.40.6
  Large central metro16.91.116.80.719.00.818.80.819.80.721.20.925.61.0
  Large fringe metro16.31.214.91.017.51.016.41.017.81.217.41.221.11.0
  Medium metro14.51.217.71.215.91.118.31.216.11.318.71.220.51.3
  Small metro17.41.616.41.614.91.214.91.918.42.317.91.820.11.8
Nonmetropolitan12.91.313.71.116.81.315.51.315.61.218.01.319.31.2
  Micropolitan12.91.814.21.418.11.516.41.416.91.617.81.718.61.3
  Noncore12.91.812.72.014.52.013.92.213.51.618.31.720.72.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.20.615.60.517.10.516.90.517.50.618.20.621.20.6
Other18.81.418.51.318.71.320.11.819.31.326.21.729.01.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.10.615.50.516.60.516.40.517.30.618.10.621.20.6
Fair/poor19.51.119.01.022.41.223.31.121.21.025.31.027.41.1
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities18.51.220.11.019.61.122.91.122.91.023.91.226.01.1
Complex activities19.91.519.91.220.41.323.91.323.81.426.01.427.51.3
Neither basic nor complex activities15.10.615.50.516.30.516.60.616.70.617.90.620.80.6
U.S. bornYes15.20.615.70.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC18.40.621.40.6
No19.21.218.31.1DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC23.11.326.71.5

a. 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.

b. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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: T14_1_14_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/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_14_1.html