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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.46a
Median time for AMI patients to PTCA,a Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Median time (minutes) Median time (minutes)
Total 281 188
Gender Male 278 158
Female 284 215
Race White 259 172
Black 887 385
Hispanic 199 221
Native American 894 118
Asian 190 197
Age Under 65 298 169
65-74 222 146
75-84 306 217
85 and over 636 195

a Time in minutes from arrival to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) in patients with ST segment elevation or left bundle branch block (LBBB) on the electrocardiogram (ECG) performed closest to hospital arrival time.

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

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