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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 13_2_1.2_1
Emergency department visits triaged as urgent at which patients waited to see a physician for 1 hour or more, per 10,000 population, United States, 2008-2009
Population groupNumber of visits (in thousands)RateSE
Total 21,56430.71.4
65 and over3,67726.21.9
EthnicityxNon-Hispanic, all races18,34330.21.4
  Non-Hispanic, White13,10828.81.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black4,53835.22.6
Hispanic, all races3,22133.62.6
Payment source, age under 65bPrivate7,87128.41.8
Payment source, age 65 and overMedicare and private1,67726.52.7
Medicare and Medicaid42825.64.6
Medicare only1,38424.42.6

a. Race data were missing for 12.4 percent of visits triaged urgent. Missing race data were singly imputed.

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.

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T13_2_1_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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