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Table 11_2_2-1

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 11_2_2.1
Emergency department visits where patients left without being seen, United States, 1997–1998 and 2005–2006
Population group2005–20061997–1998
65 and over0.650.10**
RaceaWhite only1.790.120.990.09
Black only2.850.232.060.25
Asian only1.420.31**
Multiple races**NANA
Payment sourcePrivate1.550.130.900.10

a Race excludes multiple-race category in 1997–1998 data.

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

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


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 11_2_2-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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