T3_1_6_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 3_1_6.2a
End stage renal disease patients age 18 and over who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy,a by race, United States, 2008
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianAI/AN
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 28.30.230.00.224.50.326.30.727.81.4
Age18-4423.80.426.30.520.60.622.61.725.73.2
45-6427.20.229.30.323.40.426.21.126.01.9
65 and over30.30.231.10.327.90.527.51.031.72.5
GenderMale28.10.230.00.223.10.426.80.927.62.0
Female28.50.230.00.326.00.425.61.027.92.0

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: 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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T3_1_6_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/nhqrdr11/3_chronickidneydisease/T3_1_6_2a.html