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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.94a
Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients who received the first dose of antibiotic within 4 hours of arrival at the hospital, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
           
Total   67.0 1.1 63.1 1.2
           
Gender Male 68.9 0.5 63.7 0.5
Female 65.9 0.5 62.7 0.5
           
Race White 68.4 0.4 64.5 0.4
African American 59.4 1.3 52.0 1.3
Hispanic 66.9 4.3 47.2 2.3
Native American 63.9 3.1 60.6 2.6
Asian 65.3 3.0 70.4 2.9
           
Age Under 65 63.5 1.0 60.1 1.0
65-74 68.0 0.7 64.1 0.7
75-84 68.3 0.6 62.7 0.6
85 and over 67.2 0.7 64.3 0.7
           

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

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