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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.93a
Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients who have blood cultures collected before antibiotics are administered, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
           
Total   81.2 0.8 81.0 0.7
           
Gender Male 82.4 0.5 81.9 0.5
Female 79.7 0.5 79.8 0.5
           
Race White 81.7 0.4 81.4 0.4
African American 72.4 1.5 77.2 1.5
Hispanic 88.9 3.5 74.4 2.7
Native American 80.0 3.7 78.5 3.2
Asian 88.6 2.8 80.7 3.6
           
Age Under 65 79.7 1.1 80.7 1.1
65-74 79.2 0.8 80.7 0.8
75-84 82.1 0.6 80.6 0.6
85 and over 82.0 0.7 81.4 0.7
           

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

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