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

3. Access Disparities by Income, Ethnicity, and Race

Poor Households vs. High-Income Households

Table Title for Measures Worse Than Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
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 63.063 5.587 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 53.488 2.017 2014
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 174.627 6.540 2014
People under age 65 with health insurance 505.263 30.358 2014
People under age 65 with any private health insurance 871.765 97.298 2014
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance 115.831 21.681 2014
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year 365.854 15.811 2014
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year 256.731 21.309 2014
People with a specific source of ongoing care 161.644 16.364 2014
People with a usual primary care provider 47.059 7.718 2014
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care 230.233 6.659 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care in the last 12 months 88.571 5.316 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care in the last 12 months 148.571 7.752 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months 60.000 4.025 2014
People with a usual source of care who is somewhat to very difficult to contact during regular business hours over the telephone 50.000 4.602 2014
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 164.948 8.123 2014
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 140.217 3.686 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 198.000 7.379 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 127.273 2.800 2014

 

Table Title for Measures Same as Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at night or on weekends 6.514 1.869 2014

Hispanics vs. Non-Hispanic Whites

Table Title for Measures Better Than Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care in the last 12 months -42.000 -4.950 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months -45.000 -4.243 2014

 

Table Title for Measures Same as Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care in the last 12 months -12.069 -1.237 2014
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at night or on weekends -2.020 -0.705 2014
People with a usual source of care who is somewhat to very difficult to contact during regular business hours over the telephone 9.790 1.317 2014

 

Table Title for Measures Worse Than Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
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 58.036 5.188 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 63.415 2.820 2014
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 44.144 2.944 2014
People under age 65 with health insurance 162.887 29.340 2014
People under age 65 with any private health insurance 123.574 34.450 2014
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance 68.202 18.294 2014
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year 188.608 12.331 2014
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year 108.511 15.646 2014
People with a specific source of ongoing care 89.899 13.267 2014
People with a usual primary care provider 57.214 10.086 2014
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care 88.158 4.679 2014
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 85.950 6.450 2014
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 52.542 2.013 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 79.365 4.856 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 82.222 2.295 2014

Blacks vs. Whites

Table Title for Measures Same as Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
People under age 65 with health insurance 3.008 0.800 2014
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year 12.931 1.744 2014
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care -9.890 -0.772 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care in the last 12 months -15.556 -1.941 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care in the last 12 months 5.263 0.600 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months -8.333 -1.061 2014
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at night or on weekends -3.041 -0.913 2014
People with a usual source of care who is somewhat to very difficult to contact during regular business hours over the telephone -5.517 -0.800 2014
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 0.763 0.038 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 22.642 0.813 2014

 

Table Title for Measures Worse Than Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
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 38.333 3.807 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 81.250 3.000 2014
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 22.881 1.985 2014
People under age 65 with any private health insurance 58.383 18.940 2014
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance 36.307 10.020 2014
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year 13.080 2.916 2014
People with a specific source of ongoing care 13.675 2.385 2014
People with a usual primary care provider 26.106 5.455 2014
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 35.606 2.839 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 55.072 3.858 2014

Asians vs. Whites

Table Title for Measures Better Than Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
People under age 65 with health insurance -18.797 -3.283 2014
People under age 65 with any private health insurance -17.665 -4.538 2014
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year -22.414 -2.525 2014
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year -13.502 -2.044 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care in the last 12 months -51.111 -5.143 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care in the last 12 months -26.316 -2.236 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months -55.556 -5.547 2014
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at night or on weekends -18.412 -3.447 2014

 

Table Title for Measures Same as Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
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 56.250 1.611 2014
People with a specific source of ongoing care 12.821 1.581 2014
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care 36.264 1.045 2014
People with a usual source of care who is somewhat to very difficult to contact during regular business hours over the telephone -14.483 -1.300 2014
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist 26.515 1.400 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 90.000 1.529 2010

 

Table Title for Measures Worse Than Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
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 109.167 6.354 2014
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 64.407 2.610 2014
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance 39.419 6.812 2014
People with a usual primary care provider 25.221 3.004 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 100.000 3.742 2014

Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders vs. Whites

Table Title for Measures Same as Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year 2.692 0.104 2013
People with a usual primary care provider 11.489 0.401 2013
People under age 65 with health insurance -8.271 -0.207 2014
People with a specific source of ongoing care -22.222 -0.682 2014
People under age 65 with any private health insurance 76.347 3.181 2014
Table Title for Measures Worse Than Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
People under age 65 with any private health insurance 76.347 3.181 2014

 American Indians and Alaska Natives vs. Whites

Table Title for Measures Same as Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year 42.241 1.348 2014
People with a specific source of ongoing care 19.658 0.913 2014
People with a usual primary care provider -5.310 -0.253 2014
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care 86.813 1.428 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care in the last 12 months 51.064 1.256 2012
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care in the last 12 months 8.772 0.327 2014
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months 55.882 1.344 2011
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at night or on weekends -18.243 -1.693 2014
People with a usual source of care who is somewhat to very difficult to contact during regular business hours over the telephone 38.255 1.376 2013

 

Table Title for Measures Worse Than Reference Relative Difference Z Score Data Year
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 130.882 2.862 2012
People under age 65 with health insurance 112.782 7.071 2014
People under age 65 with any private health insurance 95.509 11.617 2014
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance 37.759 2.917 2014
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year 51.899 2.389 2014
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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/appendixb3_qualitytrends.html