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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Figure 2.12a

Percent of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for pneumonia who receive antibiotics within 4 hours of arrival and hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction who receive aspirin within 24 hours of admission, by race/ethnicity, 2001-2002.

Bar chart. Pneumonia: white, 64.5 percent, black, 52 percent, asian pacific islander, 70.4 percent, american indian/alaska native, 60.6 percent, hispanic, 47.2 percent.

Source: C M S Quality Improvement Organization program, 2001-2002. Reference population: Elderly Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for pneumonia or acute myocardial infarction.

Note: White, Black, asian pacific islander, and american indian/alaska native are non-Hispanic groups. For findings related to all timeliness measures, see Tables 2.11a and 2.11b. Available data do not support analyses stratified by S E S.

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