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Table T4_2_1_1-1_1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 4_2_1_1.1_1
Emergency department visits triaged as immediate or emergent at which patients waited to see a physician for 1 hour or more, United States, 2008–2009 and 2009–2010
Population groupNumber of visits (in thousands)PercentSENumber of visits (in thousands)PercentSE
Total 14,18521.51.18,35616.61.6
65 and over3,40618.61.62,20013.41.5
EthnicityaNon-Hispanic, all races12,50220.91.27,33416.71.6
  Non-Hispanic, White8,96418.41.15,45115.81.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black3,05828.52.11,71120.12.3
Hispanic, all races1,68326.02.61,02216.03.1
Payment source, age under 65bPrivate4,10219.41.62,89015.62.6
Payment source, age 65 and overMedicare and private1,51014.11.81,02912.72.4
Medicare only1,28022.22.687712.41.9

a Race and ethnicity data have missing values each year that are imputed. See dataset documentation available at for details.

b Public insurance includes Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance Program. No insurance is defined as having only "self-pay" or "no charge/charity" as payment sources.

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

Key: SE: standard error.

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

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T4_2_1_1-1_1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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