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Table 1.94b
Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients who received the first dose of antibiotic within 4 hours of arrival at the hospital, by State, 2002 and 2003
  2003 2002
State Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
         
United States 67.0 1.1 63.1 1.2
         
Alabama 62.9 2.6 64.6 2.5
Alaska 68.6 2.4 62.5 2.3
Arizona 63.5 2.5 56.8 2.5
Arkansas 71.9 2.3 61.8 2.5
California 64.2 2.5 63.5 2.4
Colorado 76.6 2.2 66.4 2.3
Connecticut 67.1 2.5 57.2 2.5
Delaware 62.0 2.5 46.1 2.5
District of Columbia 54.2 2.7 53.6 2.6
Florida 56.8 2.7 53.1 2.6
Georgia 59.9 2.6 60.8 2.5
Hawaii 69.3 2.4 71.8 2.2
Idaho 67.6 2.3 66.7 2.3
Illinois 73.4 2.3 69.4 2.4
Indiana 74.5 2.3 67.5 2.4
Iowa 78.3 2.1 72.7 2.2
Kansas 72.7 2.2 68.4 2.4
Kentucky 67.0 2.5 67.5 2.5
Louisiana 64.0 2.5 61.8 2.5
Maine 63.3 2.5 62.8 2.4
Maryland 69.3 2.4 54.7 2.5
Massachusetts 67.3 2.4 62.8 2.4
Michigan 60.6 2.6 62.7 2.5
Minnesota 74.9 2.3 62.4 2.4
Mississippi 71.3 2.4 62.7 2.5
Missouri 70.2 2.3 65.3 2.4
Montana 72.3 2.3 73.8 2.1
Nebraska 76.8 2.2 73.5 2.2
Nevada 56.5 2.6 59.5 2.5
New Hampshire 67.4 2.4 67.8 2.3
New Jersey 62.0 2.6 61.0 2.4
New Mexico 62.5 2.5 56.1 2.4
New York 57.9 2.6 56.2 2.5
North Carolina 66.8 2.5 62.1 2.5
North Dakota 74.2 2.2 75.4 2.2
Ohio 66.2 2.5 65.7 2.5
Oklahoma 69.8 2.3 66.4 2.4
Oregon 72.5 2.3 67.0 2.4
Pennsylvania 69.5 2.4 67.4 2.3
Puerto Rico 27.9 2.6 18.7 2.0
Rhode Island 68.5 2.6 63.2 2.4
South Carolina 64.1 2.6 57.0 2.6
South Dakota 80.6 2.0 76.9 2.1
Tennessee 62.7 2.6 65.8 2.4
Texas 65.2 2.5 64.1 2.5
Utah 72.3 2.3 66.4 2.3
Vermont 73.4 2.2 68.1 2.3
Virginia 66.5 2.5 59.2 2.4
Washington 68.1 2.4 68.8 2.3
West Virginia 63.2 2.5 55.0 2.5
Wisconsin 71.0 2.4 70.0 2.4
Wyoming 75.7 2.2 70.4 2.2
         

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

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