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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.42a
Percent of AMI patients with a beta-blocker prescribed at discharge, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 89.0 0.8 81.5 0.9
Gender Male 90.2 0.3 83.0 0.4
Female 88.0 0.4 80.1 0.5
Race White 89.5 0.3 81.9 0.3
Black 86.1 1.1 82.0 1.2
Hispanic 82.9 2.0 69.0 2.4
Native American 91.9 2.3 85.6 3.1
Asian 85.4 2.7 79.6 3.1
Age Under 65 90.0 0.7 82.8 1.0
65-74 90.2 0.4 83.4 0.5
75-84 89.5 0.4 81.0 0.5
85 and over 86.1 0.7 78.6 0.8

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

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