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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.44b
Median time for Medicare AMI patients to thrombolysisa, by State, 2002 and 2003
State 2003 2002
     
United States 46 47
     
Alabama 56 39
Alaska 46 43
Arizona 35 39
Arkansas 77 49
California 46 48
Colorado 50 39
Connecticut 26 54
Delaware 110 38
District of Columbia 40 89
Florida 50 49
Georgia 67 41
Hawaii 43 49
Idaho 69 50
Illinois 22 127
Indiana 38 43
Iowa 12 42
Kansas 10 57
Kentucky 28 26
Louisiana 78 140
Maine 33 40
Maryland 156 48
Massachusetts 21 38
Michigan 64 54
Minnesota 41 53
Mississippi 31 21
Missouri 44 36
Montana 59 42
Nebraska 50 52
Nevada 35 50
New Hampshire 25 34
New Jersey 66 60
New Mexico 49 58
New York 192 69
North Carolina 30 23
North Dakota 41 48
Ohio 53 40
Oklahoma 44 54
Oregon 50 39
Pennsylvania 95 40
Puerto Rico 122 64
Rhode Island 47 49
South Carolina 56 45
South Dakota 58 77
Tennessee 109 64
Texas 55 48
Utah 44 36
Vermont 38 45
Virginia 44 37
Washington 350 46
West Virginia 44 45
Wisconsin 82 92
Wyoming 48 45
     

a Time in minutes from arrival to initiation of a thrombolytic agent in patients with ST segment elevation or left bundle branch block (LBBB) on the electrocardiogram (ECG) performed closest to hospital arrival time.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

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

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