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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.93c
Percent of pneumonia patients who have blood cultures collected before antibiotics are administered, by State, 2004
State Percenta
   
Alabama 78
Alaska 88
Arizona 82
Arkansas 84
California 81
Colorado 82
Connecticut 84
Delaware 81
District of Columbia 72
Florida 82
Georgia 79
Hawaii 84
Idaho 88
Illinois 82
Indiana 82
Iowa 84
Kansas 84
Kentucky 77
Louisiana 80
Maine 83
Maryland 82
Massachusetts 81
Michigan 83
Minnesota 82
Mississippi 79
Missouri 79
Montana 89
Nebraska 87
Nevada 68
New Hampshire 83
New Jersey 88
New Mexico 78
New York 81
North Carolina 81
North Dakota 80
Ohio 83
Oklahoma 82
Oregon 84
Pennsylvania 83
Rhode Island 81
South Carolina 81
South Dakota 80
Tennessee 80
Texas 79
Utah 77
Vermont 78
Virginia 84
Washington 84
West Virginia 82
Wisconsin 86
Wyoming 88
   

a State average percent pre-calculated and supplied as part of the Hospital Compare database.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Hospital Compare.

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