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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 2.3b. Socioeconomic Differences in Timeliness and Patient Centeredness

Core Report Measure Income Differencei Educational Differenceii Insurance Differenceiii
  <100% 100-199% 200-399% <HS HS Grad Uninsured
Timeliness
Adults who sometimes or never can get care for illness or injury as soon as wantediv =
Emergency department visits in which the patient left without being seenv          
Patient Centeredness
Adults whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things, showed respect, and spent enough time with themiv
Children whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things, showed respect, and spent enough time with themiv    

i Compared with persons with family incomes 400% of Federal poverty thresholds or above.
ii Compared with persons with any college education.
iii Compared with persons under 65 with any private health insurance.
iv Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002. This source did not collect information for >1 race.
v Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey – Emergency Department, 2001-2002. Missing rates preclude analysis by ethnicity.

Key: HS = high school.

Key to Symbols Used in Quality of Health Care Tables:

= Group and comparison group receive about same quality of health care or have similar outcomes.

↑ Group receives better quality of health care than the comparison group or has better outcomes.

↓ Group receives poorer quality of health care than the comparison group or has worse outcomes.

Blank cell: Reliable estimate for group could not be made.

 

 

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