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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.45b
Median time for AMI patients to thrombolysis,a Medicare beneficiaries, by State, 2002 and 2004
  2004 2002
State Median time (minutes) Median time (minutes)
United States 51 47
Alabama 32 39
Alaska 37 43
Arizona 118 39
Arkansas 48 49
California 29 48
Colorado 47 39
Connecticut 82 54
Delaware 59 38
District of Columbia 33 89
Florida 60 49
Georgia 37 41
Hawaii 49 49
Idaho 58 50
Illinois 93 127
Indiana 30 43
Iowa 30 42
Kansas 78 57
Kentucky 93 26
Louisiana 48 140
Maine 61 40
Maryland DSU 48
Massachusetts 155 38
Michigan 52 54
Minnesota 96 53
Mississippi 46 21
Missouri 68 36
Montana 29 42
Nebraska 62 52
Nevada 40 50
New Hampshire 45 34
New Jersey 52 60
New Mexico 39 58
New York 65 69
North Carolina 70 23
North Dakota 56 48
Ohio 58 40
Oklahoma 35 54
Oregon 29 39
Pennsylvania 41 40
Puerto Rico 70 64
Rhode Island 44 49
South Carolina 44 45
South Dakota 78 77
Tennessee 42 64
Texas 92 48
Utah 31 36
Vermont 35 45
Virginia 49 37
Washington 57 46
West Virginia 33 45
Wisconsin 57 92
Wyoming 51 45

a Time in minutes from arrival to initiation of a thrombolytic agent in patients with ST segment elevation or left bundle branch block (LBBB) on the electrocardiogram (ECG) performed closest to hospital arrival time.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

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

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