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Table 11_1_25-1

2009 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_1_25.1
Hospice patients who received care consistent with their stated end-of-life wishes, United States, 2005 and 2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over94.
RaceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native87.31.790.71.6
Asian/Pacific Islander83.51.681.81.9
Other race/multiple races90.
Non-Hispanic, all races94.
Non-Hispanic, White94.
Non-Hispanic, Black87.90.889.10.8
EducationLess than high school88.60.589.20.5
High school graduate93.
At least some college95.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Family Evaluation of Hospice Care Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 11_1_25-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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