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2005 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 and 2002-2003
    2002-2003 2000-2001
Population group Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
               
Total   2,540 26.9 1.2 2,125 25.9 1.2
               
Age 0-17 142 17.7 2.2 139 19.4 2.3
18-44 730 30.3 1.8 624 28.4 1.6
45-64 695 28.6 1.6 561 27.0 1.9
65 and over 973 25.8 1.3 801 25.4 1.4
               
Race White 1,894 25.8 1.2 1,528 24.4 1.4
Black 562 33.6 2.4 538 34.5 1.8
Asian 64 26.4 4.4 53 20.8 3.6
American Indian/Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
               
Gender Male 1,174 26.2 1.3 1,002 25.0 1.5
Female 1,366 27.5 1.3 1,123 26.8 1.3
               
Payment source Private 809 27.9 1.4 689 27.3 1.5
Medicare 917 25.6 1.4 733 24.8 1.5
Medicaid 420 27.9 2.2 368 28.4 2.1
Uninsured 265 30.1 2.6 217 25.2 2.5
Unknown 129 23.2 3.3 118 21.9 3.1
               
Location MSA 2,390 30.1 1.3 2,007 28.5 1.3
Non-MSA 150 11.8 2.1 118 13.7 2.1
               

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

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

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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