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Table 6: Emergency Room Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2011
Facility And SBD Expenses
Population Characteristic Population
(in thousands)
Percent
with
expense
Per person with an expense Total
Expenses
(in millions)
Percent distribution of total expenses by source of payment
Median Mean Out of
pocket
Private
insurance a
Medicare Medicaid Other b
Total 311,126 12.4 681 1,354 52,139 9.6 48.9 15.0 10.7 15.7
Age in years  
Under 65 267,559 11.8 707 1,362 42,964 10.9 55.6 3.6 12.7 17.3
Under 5 20,155 14.3 412 749 2,154 8.3 56.3 0.0* 29.4 6.0*
5-17 53,929 9.4 507 901 4,584 11.7 55.7 0.5* 22.8 9.3
18-44 111,055 12.1 740 1,389 18,686 11.1 54.2 1.0 13.8 19.9
45-64 82,420 12.3 938 1,730 17,540 10.7 56.9 7.6 7.0 17.9
65 and over 43,566 16.0 580 1,318 9,175 3.8 17.9 68.7 1.4 8.2
Sex  
Male 152,053 11.8 680 1,323 23,720 10.5 48.3 14.2 9.1 17.9
Female 159,073 12.9 685 1,381 28,419 8.9 49.5 15.7 12.1 13.8
Race/ethnicity  
Hispanic 52,717 10.4 481 1,244 6,806 9.5 44.4 5.2 20.0 20.8
White, Non-Hispanic 198,127 12.8 757 1,422 36,154 10.2 50.6 18.0 7.7 13.5
Black, Non-Hispanic 37,322 15.2 540 1,198 6,814 6.5 44.8 11.7 17.1 19.9
Amer. Indian/AK Native/Multi. Races, non-Hisp. 6,146 16.1 703* 1,229 1,218 6.4* 46.5 7.6* 15.0* 24.5
Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 16,814 5.6 574 1,214 1,148 12.3 51.5 6.8* 9.7* 19.7*
Health insurance status c  
<65, Any private 179,549 10.5 935 1,642 30,983 10.4 77.1 1.4 2.1 9.1
<65, Public only 49,321 19.1 387 836 7,854 4.5 0.0* 14.0 61.6 19.9
<65, Uninsured 38,689 8.5 610 1,257 4,127 26.6 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 73.4
65+, Medicare only 15,512 16.8 539 1,014 2,643 5.9 0.0* 75.8 0.0* 18.3*
65+, Medicare and private 23,170 14.9 680 1,435 4,943 3.3 32.4 59.0 0.1* 5.2*
65+, Medicare and other public 4,277 20.9 505 1,728* 1,544* 1.9 0.0* 89.5 7.9* 0.6*
65+, No Medicare -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Poverty status d  
Negative or Poor 46,825 17.6 423 931 7,675 6.8 11.7 14.6 39.2 27.7
Near-poor 15,046 14.5 441 1,347 2,940 10.2 38.8 15.6 12.7 22.7
Low income 44,974 14.1 657 1,234 7,800 8.9 38.5 20.6 14.1 17.9
Middle income 94,385 12.0 701 1,347 15,284 10.7 57.5 13.2 6.2 12.5
High income 109,895 9.5 917 1,770 18,440 10.1 63.4 14.3 1.0* 11.2
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA)  
MSA 263,306 12.0 682 1,357 42,813 9.5 51.9 14.1 9.9 14.6
Non-MSA 47,819 14.6 681 1,338 9,326 10.2 35.3 19.3 14.8 20.5
Census Region  
Northeast 55,617 13.3 629 1,188 8,812 9.2 49.1 19.6 11.2 10.8
Midwest 66,714 14.4 642 1,373 13,221 8.4 54.5 12.3 11.7 13.1
South 115,652 12.1 721 1,429 19,943 10.0 48.3 14.2 10.0 17.6
West 73,143 10.3 710 1,354 10,163 10.8 43.0 16.3 10.7 19.3
Perceived Health Status  
Excellent 101,220 7.8 576 1,097 8,673 12.9 59.0 7.9 9.8 10.5
Very Good 99,286 9.7 690 1,346 12,926 10.5 51.6 9.7 9.1 19.2
Good 77,131 15.2 732 1,339 15,725 10.9 50.9 13.2 9.1 15.8
Fair 24,903 25.0 669 1,441 8,955 6.1 49.5 20.4 9.6 14.3
Poor 8,121 36.1 875 1,964 5,755 4.4 22.5 33.5 22.1 17.4
Missing -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Standard Errors for Table 6: Emergency Room Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2011
Facility And SBD Expenses
Population Characteristic Population
(in thousands)
Percent
with
expense
Per person with an expense Total
Expenses
(in millions)
Percent distribution of total expenses by source of payment
Median Mean Out of
pocket
Private
insurance a
Medicare Medicaid Other b
Total 0.3 25 42 2,305 0.6 1.6 1.4 0.9 1.2
Age in years  
Under 65 0.3 27 44 2,065 0.7 1.6 0.5 1.0 1.3
Under 5 0.9 34 91 312 1.7 5.4 0.0* 4.3 2.0*
5-17 0.5 34 77 458 1.8 4.1 0.3* 3.0 1.7
18-44 0.5 32 71 1,271 0.9 2.3 0.2 1.5 1.7
45-64 0.5 52 87 1,249 1.0 2.8 1.2 1.5 2.8
65 and over 0.7 38 124 964 0.6 3.7 4.2 0.4 2.3
Sex  
Male 0.4 31 65 1,621 1.0 2.9 1.9 1.1 2.2
Female 0.3 35 63 1,533 0.8 2.5 2.1 1.2 1.4
Race/ethnicity  
Hispanic 0.5 34 145 975 1.4 5.4 1.4 3.3 3.1
White, Non-Hispanic 0.4 26 65 2,250 0.8 2.4 2.0 1.0 1.6
Black, Non-Hispanic 0.6 36 87 606 1.1 4.6 1.7 2.6 2.6
Amer. Indian/AK Native/Multi. Races, non-Hisp. 1.6 213* 169 271 2.0* 8.2 3.0* 5.2* 6.6
Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0.7 120 208 248 2.8 9.7 2.7* 4.0* 9.2*
Health insurance status c  
<65, Any private 5,030 0.3 41 66 1,750 0.8 1.7 0.4 0.5 1.6
<65, Public only 1,822 0.7 15 46 575 1.2 0.0* 2.1 3.1 2.7
<65, Uninsured 1,359 0.5 71 93 407 2.9 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 2.9
65+, Medicare only 770 1.2 50 91 329 1.1 0.0* 5.4 0.0* 5.6*
65+, Medicare and private 1,045 0.9 53 171 674 0.8 5.4 6.0 0.1* 2.7*
65+, Medicare and other public 329 2.1 83 587* 586* 0.6 0.0* 3.1 3.1* 0.4*
65+, No Medicare -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Poverty status d  
Negative or Poor 0.7 27 57 669 1.0 2.2 2.0 2.6 2.6
Near-poor 0.9 60 176 455 1.7 7.5 3.9 2.8 5.4
Low income 0.6 50 81 671 1.2 3.5 2.9 2.5 2.2
Middle income 0.5 39 66 1,044 1.4 2.6 1.8 1.3 1.6
High income 0.4 52 109 1,570 1.0 3.5 3.3 0.3* 2.9
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA)  
MSA 0.3 24 45 2,012 0.6 1.7 1.6 0.9 1.1
Non-MSA 0.8 63 99 1,233 1.9 4.1 3.3 2.9 4.3
Census Region  
Northeast 0.7 44 74 694 2.0 4.6 4.0 1.6 1.6
Midwest 0.6 48 94 1,290 0.8 3.5 1.6 2.3 2.1
South 0.5 31 59 1,316 0.8 2.2 1.9 1.1 1.5
West 0.5 49 118 1,055 1.6 4.1 4.7 2.1 4.2
Perceived Health Status  
Excellent 2,928 0.3 34 80 761 1.6 3.4 1.8 1.4 1.9
Very Good 2,616 0.4 52 100 1,096 1.5 4.3 2.1 1.5 3.7
Good 2,298 0.6 36 68 1,110 1.0 2.8 2.2 1.1 1.9
Fair 783 1.2 45 137 1,044 0.7 5.3 3.8 1.2 2.6
Poor 406 2.1 108 236 864 0.8 4.7 6.8 4.9 3.9
Missing -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

a Private insurance includes Tricare (Armed-Forces-related coverage).
b Other includes other public programs such as Department of Veterans Affairs (except Tricare); other Federal sources (Indian Health Service, military treatment facilities, and other care provided by the Federal Government); other State and local sources (community and neighborhood clinics, State and local health departments, and State programs other than Medicaid); and other public (Medicaid payments reported for persons who were not enrolled in the Medicaid program at any time during the year). Other also includes Worker's Compensation; other unclassified sources (e.g., automobile, homeowner's, liability, and other miscellaneous or unknown sources); and other private insurance (any type of private insurance payments reported for persons without private health insurance coverage during the year, as defined in MEPS).
c Uninsured refers to persons uninsured during the entire year. Public and private health insurance categories refer to individuals with public or private insurance at any time during the period; individuals with both public and private insurance and those with Tricare (Armed-Forces-related coverage) are classified as having private insurance; 65+, No Medicare refers to persons age 65+ without Medicare but with private, or Medicaid, or uninsured.
d Poor refers to incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor, over the poverty line through 125 percent of the poverty line; low income, over 125 percent through 200 percent of the poverty line; middle income, over 200 percent to 400 percent of the poverty line; and high income, over 400 percent of the poverty line.
† Standard error approximately zero because of poststratification to Census Bureau population control tables.
-- Less than 100 sample cases.
* Relative standard error equal to or greater than 30%.

Source: Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2011.


Internet Citation:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Emergency Room Services-Mean and Median Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2011. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component Data. Generated interactively. (June 25, 2018)