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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 3_1_5.1
New end stage renal disease patients who initiated hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula, United States, 2008-2010a
Population groupSample sizePercentSESample sizePercentSESample sizePercentSE
Total 104,15215.00.110539214.30.1101,07813.60.1
AgeUnder 6550,33514.50.251,40613.90.250,12913.30.2
85 and over7,28712.20.47,43811.50.46,22010.20.4
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races88,61615.40.190,30414.70.186,61914.00.1
Hispanic, all races15,53612.90.315,08811.60.314,45911.30.3

a. Data were drawn from the Medical Evidence Report (CMS-2728) which is completed for all End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients beginning chronic outpatient dialysis. These data are stored in the Standard Information Management System (SIMS) database maintained by the 18 ESRD Networks. Data for 2009 and 2010 were drawn from the SIMS central repository on May 17, 2011.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, End Stage Renal Disease, Standard Information Management System, Medical Evidence Report (CMS-2728).


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T3_1_5_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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