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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.40a
Percent of Medicare AMI patients administered beta blocker within 24 hours of admission, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
           
Total   78.3 0.8 76.3 0.8
           
Gender Male 79.4 0.6 77.0 0.6
Female 76.2 0.7 74.7 0.7
           
Race White 78.4 0.5 76.3 0.5
African American 78.8 1.6 75.2 1.7
Hispanic 71.4 7.9 64.6 3.2
Native American 65.1 4.6 70.8 6.7
Asian 72.8 4.4 75.5 4.3
           
Age Under 65 80.0 1.4 76.9 1.5
65-74 80.4 0.8 79.0 0.8
75-84 77.8 0.8 75.5 0.8
85 and over 72.8 1.1 71.0 1.1
           

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

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