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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.97a
Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients, age 65 and older, who were screened for pneumococcal vaccine status and vaccinated prior to discharge, if indicated, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percenta Standard error Percenta Standard error
           
Total   33.0 1.2 26.1 1.1
           
Gender Male 33.7 0.6 26.6 0.5
Female 32.8 0.5 26.2 0.5
           
Race White 34.4 0.4 27.4 0.4
African American 18.8 1.3 14.3 1.1
Hispanic 18.9 4.1 15.5 1.9
Native American 31.4 3.6 37.3 3.0
Asian 25.7 3.2 23.1 2.9
           
Age 65-74 34.0 0.7 27.5 0.6
75-84 35.1 0.6 27.6 0.5
85 and over 29.6 0.7 23.3 0.6
           

a Documentation of screening and administration of pneumococcal vaccine. Exceptions include previous immunization, 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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