NCHS Data Briefs UpdateCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 08/30/2012 04:08 PM EDT
NCHS Data Briefs
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NCHS Data Briefs from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The following reports have been added:
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Data Brief #102. Wait Time for Treatment in Hospital Emergency Departments: 2009
From 1999 through 2009, the number of visits to emergency departments (EDs) increased 32%, from 102.8 million visits in 1999 to 136.1 million visits in 2009. In some hospitals, increased ED visit volume has resulted in ED crowding and increased wait times for minor and sometimes serious problems, such as myocardial infarction. This report describes the recent trend in wait times for treatment in EDs, and focuses on how wait times for treatment varied by two ED crowding measures: ambulance diversions and boarding of admitted patients.
Data Brief #104. Oral Health Disparities as Determined by Selected Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Objectives for the United States, 2009–2010The Healthy People 2020 initiative contains over 1,200 objectives that serve as a roadmap for tracking the nation's health. Oral health is 1 of 42 Healthy People topic areas comprising 33 objectives ranging from dental caries and periodontal disease, to access to preventive dental services and program infrastructure. One important activity of Healthy People is to monitor health disparities. Influential sociodemographic indicators for oral health disparities in the United States include poverty status and race and ethnicity. This report focuses on key Healthy People objectives covering select age groups by race and ethnicity and poverty status from 2009 to 2010.
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