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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.
Acute myocardial infarction: white, 85.76 percent, black, 80.43 percent, asian pacific islander, 90.8 percent, american indian/alaska native, 83.75 percent, hispanic, 81.54 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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