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2011 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 17_1_7.2
Emergency department visits per 100 population,a by race,b United States, 2007-2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 40.41.536.71.775.84.917.52.399.729.034.310.2DSUDSU
65 and over50.11.948.

a. Population used for rate calculation is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional population on July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008.

b. Race data were missing for 15.5% of total visits included in this table. Missing race data were imputed, and standard errors were inflated as described in 2007 NAMCS Microdata File Documentation,

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

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


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T17_1_7_2: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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