Table T5_2_1_3-2b

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 5_2_1_3.2b
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital,a by ethnicity, United States, 2011
  TotalNon-Hispanic, all racesHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 11.500.0211.910.028.950.06
Age18–4410.040.0410.590.047.780.08
45–6412.590.0412.910.0410.170.12
65 and over11.510.0311.860.039.730.12
RaceWhite only11.810.0212.080.029.550.08
Black only10.410.0610.590.0710.010.35
Asian only11.680.1311.960.1410.000.58
NHOPI only8.750.319.030.378.330.67
AI/AN only9.470.199.660.238.830.39
Multiple races10.810.1110.880.1210.610.38
EducationbLess than high school8.740.049.310.066.890.09
High school graduate10.330.0310.590.048.030.11
At least some college13.140.0313.230.0311.550.11
Language at homeEnglish11.750.0211.930.0210.290.09
Spanish7.420.0810.970.737.340.08
Other11.300.1411.670.158.300.42

a Good communication about medications means hospital staff explained clearly about effects and possible side effects of medications.

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.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T5_2_1_3-2b: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/5_patientcenteredness/T5_2_1_3-2b.html