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Table 1.85b: Percent of patients with pneumonia who have blood cultures collected before antibiotics are administered, by State, 2000-2001 and 2002

  2002 2000-2001
State Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 80.95 0.70 81.21 0.74
Alabama 80.00 2.74 73.67 2.40
Alaska 82.43 2.47 88.57 2.42
Arizona 85.94 2.52 80.38 2.24
Arkansas 82.65 2.72 82.78 2.08
California 84.94 2.32 81.59 2.07
Colorado 79.52 2.80 81.85 2.11
Connecticut 85.25 2.42 82.89 1.95
Delaware 81.36 2.64 79.39 2.14
District of Columbia 64.25 3.47 65.17 2.62
Florida 79.45 2.74 78.46 2.29
Georgia 76.72 3.09 81.08 2.28
Hawaii 86.10 2.54 87.26 2.08
Idaho 85.81 2.82 83.73 2.33
Illinois 83.33 2.70 76.69 2.47
Indiana 78.70 3.17 83.21 2.29
Iowa 87.70 2.11 89.91 1.70
Kansas 81.34 2.71 82.41 2.18
Kentucky 78.14 3.07 82.37 2.29
Louisiana 81.68 2.74 79.24 2.39
Maine 85.83 2.20 84.32 1.90
Maryland 76.69 2.60 76.62 2.16
Massachusetts 75.77 2.86 75.41 2.24
Michigan 77.01 3.21 76.21 2.51
Minnesota 83.85 2.92 80.80 2.50
Mississippi 80.11 2.94 79.37 2.56
Missouri 80.43 2.63 79.13 2.28
Montana 81.91 2.82 88.80 2.00
Nebraska 78.31 3.22 83.33 2.62
Nevada 65.18 3.20 71.65 2.50
New Hampshire 85.83 2.20 87.47 1.66
New Jersey 76.92 2.77 82.40 1.97
New Mexico 80.74 2.54 83.11 1.96
New York 80.19 2.75 76.77 2.25
North Carolina 85.62 2.86 83.79 2.17
North Dakota 82.35 2.94 83.40 2.35
Ohio 82.57 2.58 79.60 2.34
Oklahoma 82.38 2.64 83.39 2.09
Oregon 85.32 2.41 89.05 1.70
Pennsylvania 83.75 2.39 86.87 1.79
Puerto Rico 67.91 3.20 63.30 2.67
Rhode Island 74.17 2.53 75.88 2.15
South Carolina 79.46 2.99 82.70 2.23
South Dakota 81.08 2.64 84.93 2.10
Tennessee 81.58 2.83 78.55 2.48
Texas 81.19 2.76 81.07 2.21
Utah 81.82 3.02 83.56 2.15
Vermont 85.78 2.46 86.61 1.86
Virginia 83.49 2.56 83.86 2.08
Washington 83.72 2.53 82.81 2.12
West Virginia 78.13 2.77 79.93 2.32
Wisconsin 87.72 2.52 87.66 2.15
Wyoming 87.43 2.58 87.13 2.37

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

 

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