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Table 1.93b
Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients who have blood cultures collected before antibiotics are administered, by State, 2002 and 2003
  2003 2002
State Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
         
Total 81.2 0.8 81.0 0.7
         
Alabama 80.9 2.9 80.0 2.7
Alaska 87.2 2.5 82.4 2.5
Arizona 80.0 2.9 85.9 2.5
Arkansas 84.9 2.5 82.7 2.7
California 78.4 2.8 84.9 2.3
Colorado 83.6 2.7 79.5 2.8
Connecticut 85.1 2.6 85.3 2.4
Delaware 80.5 2.8 81.4 2.6
District of Columbia 56.5 3.3 64.2 3.5
Florida 82.8 2.5 79.5 2.7
Georgia 79.1 2.7 76.7 3.1
Hawaii 90.2 2.4 86.1 2.5
Idaho 90.1 2.4 85.8 2.8
Illinois 80.9 2.8 83.3 2.7
Indiana 84.9 2.6 78.7 3.2
Iowa 82.4 2.5 87.7 2.1
Kansas 84.0 2.5 81.3 2.7
Kentucky 79.6 2.8 78.1 3.1
Louisiana 77.6 3.0 81.7 2.7
Maine 82.5 2.6 85.8 2.2
Maryland 78.3 2.7 76.7 2.6
Massachusetts 78.2 3.0 75.8 2.9
Michigan 75.7 3.0 77.0 3.2
Minnesota 84.8 2.7 83.9 2.9
Mississippi 77.2 3.1 80.1 2.9
Missouri 78.3 2.8 80.4 2.6
Montana 87.9 2.7 81.9 2.8
Nebraska 82.4 2.8 78.3 3.2
Nevada 71.6 3.3 65.2 3.2
New Hampshire 87.4 2.1 85.8 2.2
New Jersey 76.4 3.0 76.9 2.8
New Mexico 85.7 2.4 80.7 2.5
New York 73.0 3.2 80.2 2.8
North Carolina 84.5 2.8 85.6 2.9
North Dakota 79.3 3.1 82.4 2.9
Ohio 76.6 2.9 82.6 2.6
Oklahoma 76.5 2.7 82.4 2.6
Oregon 83.1 2.6 85.3 2.4
Pennsylvania 86.5 2.3 83.7 2.4
Puerto Rico 75.8 3.4 67.9 3.2
Rhode Island 77.9 2.6 74.2 2.5
South Carolina 76.3 3.1 79.5 3.0
South Dakota 83.8 2.5 81.1 2.6
Tennessee 80.8 2.8 81.6 2.8
Texas 82.9 2.6 81.2 2.8
Utah 90.3 2.4 81.8 3.0
Vermont 83.0 2.6 85.8 2.5
Virginia 82.9 2.8 83.5 2.6
Washington 82.9 2.8 83.7 2.5
West Virginia 82.1 2.5 78.1 2.8
Wisconsin 85.3 2.6 87.7 2.5
Wyoming 86.1 2.7 87.4 2.6
         

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

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