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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Children without problems getting referral to a specialist in the past year.

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

Tables

193 Children without problems getting referral to a specialist in the past year, United States, 2002, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children under age 18 whose parents reported that, during the previous 12 months, they or a doctor thought they needed to see a specialist.

Numerator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children under age 18 whose parents reported that, during the previous 12 months, they or a doctor thought they needed to see a specialist and who subsequently reported no problems getting referral to a specialist in the past year.

Comments

Tables report data from the MEPS 2002 Child Health and Preventive Care section. See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on this component of MEPS.

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Table

165 Emergency department visits in which the patient left without being seen, United States, 2001–2002, by

  • Race

Data Source

CDC, NCHS, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)—Emergency Department.

Denominator

Patients who visited hospital emergency departments (ED) located in the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

Numerator

Patients with a Visit Disposition of "Left before being seen" on the NHAMCS Emergency Department Patient Record Form.

Comments

This measure is also presented in the Timeliness section.

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population who reported having a usual source of care who subsequently reported that they were not very satisfied with the professional staff at the provider's office.

 

 

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