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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 3.7: Percent of emergency department visits where patient was admitted to the hospital or transferred to other facility whose emergency department visit was greater than or equal to 6 hoursa, United States, 2000-2001

Population group Number Percent Standard error
       
Total 2,125 25.935 1.197
       
Age      
    0-17 139 19.374 2.272
    18-44 624 28.408 1.634
    45-64 561 26.984 1.945
    65 and over 801 25.368 1.414
       
Race      
    White 1,528 24.418 1.369
    Black 538 34.539 1.794
    Asian 53 20.803 3.568
    American Indian/Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU
    Multiple race DSU DSU DSU
       
Gender      
    Male 1,002 25.020 1.467
    Female 1,123 26.758 1.290
       
Payment source      
    Private 689 27.269 1.547
    Medicare 733 24.761 1.468
    Medicaid 368 28.390 2.074
    Uninsured 217 25.228 2.489
    Unknown 118 21.898 3.091
       
Location      
    MSA 2,007 28.519 1.287
    Non-MSA 118 13.718 2.146
       

a The NHAMCS ED question is "Visit Disposition" where disposition is admit to hospital, or admit to ICU/CCU, or transfer to other facility.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

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