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 17_1_6.2
Physician office and hospital outpatient visits per 100 population,a by race,b United States, 2007-2008
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 361.211.4370.015.3359.525.2314.046.5815.9198.1251.338.492.614.8
65 and over744.430.7742.939.1814.385.2650.3128.7DSUDSU674.4153.7DSUDSU

a. For consistency with previous years, visits to midlevel providers at community health centers were excluded. Population used for rate calculation is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional population on July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008.

b. Race data were missing for 35.7% of visits in this table, and the reader is advised to interpret these data with caution. Missing data were imputed, and standard errors were inflated as described in 2007 NAMCS Microdata File Documentation, ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NAMCS/doc07.pdf.

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


Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_1_6_2: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_6_2.html