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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.43a: Median time to PTCA, United States, 2000-2001 and 2002

  2002 2000-2001
Population group Mediana Standard error Mediana Standard error
Total 187.50 135.52 108.00 12.47
Gender        
    Male 157.50 105.17 106.00 16.88
    Female 214.50 113.05 114.00 17.53
Raceb        
    White 172.00 75.53 108.00 12.37
    African American 385.00 571.26 107.50 96.60
    Hispanic 220.50 536.68    
    Native American 118.00 1,490.09    
    Asian 197.00 692.51    
    Other     104.50 68.23
Age        
    Under 65 169.00 195.47 116.00 50.63
    65-74 146.00 107.21 105.00 15.13
    75-84 217.00 140.44 111.50 23.00
    85 and over 194.50 273.15    

a Time in minutes trom arrival to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) in patients with ST segment elevation or left bundle branch block (LBBB) on the electrocardiogram (ECG) performed closest to hospital arrival time.

bRace categories changed in 2002 data.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.

 

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