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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Timeliness


Timeliness
Adults who can sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted
Children whose parents report that they sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted
Adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted
Children whose parents report that they sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted
Emergency department (ED) visits in which patient was admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility whose ED visit was 6 hours or more
Emergency department visits in which the patient left without being seen

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Timeliness

Measure Title

Adults who can sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted.

Measure Source

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

Tables

183a Adults who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.
  • Education.

183b Adults who can usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.
  • Education.

183c Adults who can sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.
  • Education.

Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who report that, during the previous 12 months, they had made an appointment with a doctor or other health provider for regular or routine health care.

Numerator

Percent distribution of the denominator population who can always, usually, sometimes, or never, depending on the table, get an appointment for regular or routine health care as soon as they wanted.

Comments

This measure and its tables are also presented in other relevant sections of the report.

Tables report data from the MEPS Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix for more information on the SAQ.

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Timeliness

Measure Title

Children whose parents report that they sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted.

Measure Source

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

Tables

184a Children who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.

184b Children who can usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.

184c Children who can sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.

Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children under age 18 whose parents reported that, during the previous 12 months, they had made an appointment with a doctor or other health provider for regular or routine health care.

Numerator

Percent distribution of the denominator population who can always, usually, sometimes, or never, depending on the table, get the appointment for regular or routine health care as soon as they wanted.

Comments

This measure and its tables are also presented in other relevant sections of the report.

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

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Timeliness

Measure Title

Adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted.

Measure Source

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

Tables

185a Adults who can always get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.
  • Education.

185b Adults who can usually get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.
  • Education.

185c Adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.
  • Education.

Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older who reported that, during the previous 12 months, they had an illness or injury that needed care right away from a doctor's office, clinic, or emergency room.

Numerator

Percent distribution of the denominator population who can always, usually, sometimes, or never, depending on the table, get the appointment for illness or injury care as soon as they wanted.

Comments

This measure and its tables are also presented in other relevant sections of the report.

Tables report data from the MEPS Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix for more information on the SAQ.

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Timeliness

Measure Title

Children whose parents report that they sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted.

Measure Source

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

Tables

186a Children who can always get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.

186b Children who can usually get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.

186c Children who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, United States, 2004, by

  • Race.
  • Ethnicity.
  • Family income.

Data Source

AHRQ, CFACT, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children under age 18 whose parents reported that, during the previous 12 months, they had an illness or injury that needed care right away from a doctor's office, clinic, or emergency room.

Numerator

Percent distribution of the denominator population who can always, usually, sometimes, or never, depending on the table, get the appointment for illness or injury care as soon as they wanted.

Comments

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

This measure and its tables are also presented in other relevant sections of the report.

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Timeliness

Measure Title

Emergency department (ED) visits in which patient was admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility whose ED visit was 6 hours or more.

Measure Source

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

Table

187 Emergency department (ED) visits in which patient was admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility whose ED visit was 6 hours or more, United States, 2004-2005, by

  • Race.

Data Source

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

Denominator

Visits to emergency departments later admitted to the hospital or ICU/CCU, or transferred to other facility.

Numerator

Subset of the denominator with those who stayed in emergency/urgent care for 6 hours or more.

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Timeliness

Measure Title

Emergency department visits in which the patient left without being seen.

Measure Source

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

Table

188 Emergency department visits in which the patient left without being seen, United States, 2004-2005, by

  • Race.

Data Source

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

Denominator

Patients who visited hospital emergency departments (EDs) 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 and its tables are also presented in other relevant sections of the report.

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