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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.41a
Percent of AMI patients administered a beta-blocker within 24 hours of admission, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 82.5 0.8 76.3 0.8
Gender Male 83.4 0.6 77.0 0.6
Female 81.4 0.7 74.7 0.7
Race White 83.0 0.5 76.3 0.5
Black 82.1 1.6 75.2 1.7
Hispanic 72.7 3.0 64.6 3.2
Native American 75.0 6.1 70.8 6.7
Asian 64.7 4.8 75.5 4.3
Age Under 65 86.0 1.2 76.9 1.5
65-74 83.6 0.8 79.0 0.8
75-84 82.0 0.7 75.5 0.8
85 and over 79.2 1.1 71.0 1.1

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

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