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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Emergency Department visits: Percent ED visits where patient was admitted to the hospital or transferred to other facility whose ED visit was greater than or equal to 6 hours

Measure Source

National Center for Health Statistics.

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 hours, United States, 2000-2001 and 2002-2003.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS).

Denominator

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

Numerator

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

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Emergency Department visits: Percent of ED visits where patients left before being seen. Among adults age 18 and over who reported making an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often they got an appointment as soon as wanted.

 

 

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