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Table 1.47b
Percent of heart failure patients who received recommended hospital care,a Medicare beneficiaries, by State, 2004
  2004
State Percent Standard error
United States 77.7 0.2
Alabama 72.2 1.8
Alaska 79.8 1.8
Arizona 82.3 1.5
Arkansas 74.1 1.7
California 74.5 1.8
Colorado 80.8 1.6
Connecticut 84.3 1.4
Delaware 82.2 1.5
District of Columbia 77.8 1.7
Florida 79.8 1.6
Georgia 75.7 1.7
Hawaii 77.3 1.7
Idaho 70.2 1.9
Illinois 79.6 1.6
Indiana 78.4 1.6
Iowa 77.0 1.7
Kansas 72.1 1.8
Kentucky 72.7 1.8
Louisiana 75.5 1.7
Maine 86.8 1.4
Maryland 82.4 1.5
Massachusetts 83.6 1.5
Michigan 84.4 1.5
Minnesota 78.7 1.6
Mississippi 70.2 1.9
Missouri 79.3 1.6
Montana 70.1 2.0
Nebraska 79.1 1.6
Nevada 76.6 1.7
New Hampshire 86.1 1.4
New Jersey 81.5 1.6
New Mexico 71.7 1.9
New York 80.9 1.6
North Carolina 83.1 1.5
North Dakota 73.8 1.8
Ohio 81.9 1.6
Oklahoma 71.6 1.8
Oregon 78.3 1.7
Pennsylvania 81.2 1.6
Puerto Rico 66.6 2.3
Rhode Island 84.1 1.5
South Carolina 77.7 1.7
South Dakota 74.2 1.8
Tennessee 79.9 1.6
Texas 72.8 1.8
Utah 75.2 1.8
Vermont 83.8 1.5
Virginia 80.3 1.6
Washington 74.9 1.8
West Virginia 71.7 1.8
Wisconsin 82.6 1.5
Wyoming 64.1 2.0

a Recommended hospital care for heart failure includes receiving evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, and prescription of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor at discharge for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

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

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