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Table 13_2_2-2

2010 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 13_2_2.2
Emergency department visits where patients left without being seen,a United States, 1999-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 1.840.
65 and over0.590.090.650.100.750.110.780.130.740.110.620.100.620.12DSUDSU
RacebWhite only1.010.161.790.121.820.131.590.121.580.121.420.111.370.11DNADNA
Black only2.460.512.850.232.530.232.480.242.550.212.690.322.400.31DNADNA
Payment sourcePrivate1.320.121.550.131.500.
Location of hospitalMetropolitan2.

a Population used for rate calculation is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional population on July 1 of each year.

b Race data had missing values each year.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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: Table 13_2_2-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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