2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Appendix B: Trends in Access, Quality and Disparities for Measures in 2016 Report

2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

1. Trends in Access Measures
2. Quality of Health Care Through 2014 by Priority Area
3. Access Disparities by Income, Ethnicity, and Race
4. Quality Disparities by Income, Ethnicity, and Race
5. Changes in Disparities Through 2014 by Income, Ethnicity, and Race
6. Access and Quality Disparities by Geographic Location

1. Trends in Access Measures

Table Title for Measures Improving Average Annual Percent Change SE P Value Number of Years
Adults who had any appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment for routine care as soon as needed -1.03 0.003 0.003 13
(2002-2014)
Children who had any appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment for routine care as soon as needed -4.66 0.007 0.000 13
(2002-2014)
People with a specific source of ongoing care -3.03 0.011 0.043 6
(2009-2014)
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care -4.35 0.018 0.085 6
(2009-2014)
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care in the last 12 months -1.03 0.004 0.015 13
(2002-2014)
People with a usual source of care who is somewhat to very difficult to contact during regular business hours over the telephone -2.58 0.006 0.001 13
(2002-2014)
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment -2.27 0.009 0.055 7
(2008-2014)

 

Table Title for Measures Showing No Change Average Annual Percent Change SE P Value Number of Years
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as needed -0.77 0.004 0.079 13
(2002-2014)
People under age 65 with health insurance -0.35 0.004 0.404 15
(2000-2014)
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year -0.02 0.006 0.97 13
(2002-2014)
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year -0.16 0.003 0.593 13
(2002-2014)
People with a usual primary care provider 0.44 0.002 0.046 13
(2002-2014)
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care in the last 12 months 0.04 0.005 0.931 13
(2002-2014)
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months 0.19 0.006 0.749 13
(2002-2014)
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at night or on weekends 0.33 0.001 0.007 13
(2002-2014)
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist -0.47 0.013 0.727 7
(2008-2014)
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist -0.76 0.009 0.419 7
(2008-2014)

 

Table Title for Measures Worsening Average Annual Percent Change SE P Value Number of Years
People under age 65 with any private health insurance 2.25 0.002 0.000 15
(2000-2014)
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance 2.54 0.001 0.000 15
(2000-2014)
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment 2.86 0.01 0.033 7
(2008-2014)

 

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Page originally created June 2017
Internet Citation: Appendix B: Trends in Access, Quality and Disparities for Measures in 2016 Report. Content last reviewed July 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr16/appendixb1_accesstrends.html