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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.95a
Percent of Medicare immunocompetent pneumonia patients (either ICU or non-ICU) who received the recommended empirical antibiotic regimen during the first 24 hours that is consistent with current guidelines, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
           
Total   72.7 0.7 67.9 0.9
           
Gender Male 73.0 0.5 67.7 0.6
Female 72.4 0.5 67.8 0.5
           
Race White 73.0 0.4 68.3 0.4
African American 70.3 1.4 65.7 1.4
Hispanic 72.6 4.6 63.8 2.4
Native American 73.9 3.3 59.6 3.0
Asian 68.3 3.5 69.3 3.4
           
Age Under 65 67.9 1.1 64.3 1.2
65-74 73.7 0.7 67.4 0.8
75-84 73.8 0.6 68.8 0.6
85 and over 72.4 0.7 68.1 0.7
           

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

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