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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.100a
Percent of immunocompetent pneumonia patients (either ICU or non-ICU) who received the recommended empirical antibiotic regimen during the first 24 hours that is consistent with current guidelines, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 75.6 0.6 67.9 0.9
Gender Male 75.8 0.5 67.7 0.6
Female 75.6 0.5 67.8 0.5
Race White 75.9 0.4 68.3 0.4
Black 73.5 1.4 65.7 1.4
Hispanic 75.1 2.3 63.8 2.4
Native American 74.3 2.9 59.6 3.0
Asian 78.7 3.1 69.3 3.4
Age Under 65 71.6 1.1 64.3 1.2
65-74 76.4 0.7 67.4 0.8
75-84 76.5 0.6 68.8 0.6
85 and over 75.7 0.7 68.1 0.7

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

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