T3_1_6_1

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 3_1_6.1
End stage renal disease patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy,a United States, 2006-2008
  200820072006
Population groupPercentPercentPercent
Total 28.427.126.3
Age0-1935.431.932.7
20-4423.823.022.5
45-6427.226.526.0
65-7430.428.728.3
75 and over30.328.426.6
GenderMale28.227.126.4
Female28.627.126.2
RaceWhite30.128.627.8
Black24.624.023.1
API26.425.624.0
AI/AN27.825.827.2
EthnicityHispanic, all races21.420.520.6
Non-Hispanic, all races29.528.127.2
  Non-Hispanic, White32.130.429.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black24.624.123.1

a. Denominator includes all incident end stage renal disease patients age 18 and over with valid CMS-2728 Medical Evidence form and a nonmissing value for the question: Did you see a nephrologist at all? Numerator includes those who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy.

Key: API: Asian Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: standard error.

Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, U.S. Renal Data System.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T3_1_6_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/nhqrdr11/3_chronickidneydisease/T3_1_6_1.html