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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.87a: Percentage of immunocompetent patients (either ICU or non-ICU) who received the recommended empirical antibiotic regimen during the first 24 hours that is consistent with current guidelines, United States, 2000-2001 and 2002

  2002 2000-2001
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 67.95 0.89 84.45 0.47
Gender        
    Male 67.72 0.55 84.36 0.35
    Female 67.82 0.52 84.47 0.33
Racea        
    White 68.32 0.42 84.94 0.25
    African American 65.74 1.40 81.49 0.92
    Hispanic 63.80 2.42    
    Native American 59.64 2.97    
    Asian 69.31 3.37    
    Other     80.96 1.03
Age        
    Under 65 64.31 1.18 81.84 0.82
    65-74 67.38 0.76 83.22 0.54
    75-84 68.79 0.62 84.40 0.40
    85 and over 68.11 0.70 85.91 0.40

a Race categories changed in 2002 data.

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

 

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