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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.96a
Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients, age 50 years and older, discharged during October-February who were screened for influenza vaccine status and were vaccinated prior to discharge, if indicated, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percenta Standard error Percenta Standard error
           
Total   33.4 1.36 27.7 1.21
           
Gender Male 34.9 0.85 28.5 0.76
Female 32.7 0.77 27.4 0.70
Race White 35.0 0.61 28.8 0.56
African American 17.7 1.83 18.3 1.62
Hispanic 25.0 7.90 14.0 2.79
Native American 27.7 4.97 34.6 4.11
Asian 28.1 4.82 33.0 4.98
           
Age 50-64 29.9 1.87 22.6 1.65
65-74 34.4 1.11 28.5 0.99
75-84 35.8 0.92 29.2 0.84
85 and over 31.1 1.10 27.2 1.00
           

a Documentation of screening and administration of influenza vaccine for hospital discharge during the months of October-February. Exceptions include previous immunization during this influenza season, patient refusal, and documented allergy/sensitivity to the vaccine or its components.

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

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