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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.100b
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, by State, 2002 and 2004
  2004 2002
State Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
United States 75.6 0.6 67.9 0.9
Alabama 70.9 2.9 67.6 2.7
Alaska 78.7 2.6 56.9 2.8
Arizona 77.0 2.6 73.2 2.5
Arkansas 76.1 2.5 63.3 2.8
California 75.9 2.7 65.2 2.8
Colorado 77.7 2.5 75.9 2.4
Connecticut 71.2 2.9 55.4 2.9
Delaware 77.6 2.6 67.5 2.8
District of Columbia 76.8 2.7 76.3 2.6
Florida 75.4 2.7 74.9 2.7
Georgia 71.7 2.7 67.8 2.8
Hawaii 72.3 2.7 66.6 2.6
Idaho 74.3 2.7 66.8 2.7
Illinois 74.1 2.6 66.3 2.9
Indiana 79.8 2.5 71.3 2.6
Iowa 76.2 2.7 74.0 2.5
Kansas 66.9 2.8 65.3 2.8
Kentucky 76.3 2.6 72.1 2.7
Louisiana 67.6 2.9 59.6 3.0
Maine 76.7 2.7 66.4 2.8
Maryland 82.3 2.5 73.2 2.6
Massachusetts 72.9 2.6 66.2 2.8
Michigan 74.8 2.7 66.8 2.8
Minnesota 80.3 2.5 70.0 2.7
Mississippi 71.0 2.9 60.7 2.9
Missouri 74.4 2.7 67.9 2.8
Montana 72.6 2.9 70.5 2.6
Nebraska 81.5 2.4 72.6 2.6
Nevada 80.2 2.5 75.4 2.5
New Hampshire 78.4 2.4 67.5 2.7
New Jersey 78.8 2.5 68.7 2.6
New Mexico 78.1 2.5 69.5 2.5
New York 77.6 2.6 70.5 2.7
North Carolina 74.4 2.8 71.8 2.7
North Dakota 75.3 2.7 67.3 2.7
Ohio 76.7 2.7 71.2 2.8
Oklahoma 74.5 2.6 64.2 2.8
Oregon 76.3 2.7 70.4 2.8
Pennsylvania 77.5 2.5 70.6 2.6
Puerto Rico 63.2 3.5 42.2 2.6
Rhode Island 76.0 2.7 64.7 2.7
South Carolina 70.3 2.9 67.5 2.8
South Dakota 75.7 2.7 59.9 2.8
Tennessee 77.7 2.6 72.0 2.7
Texas 72.2 2.7 72.8 2.8
Utah 76.9 2.6 78.4 2.3
Vermont 86.3 2.0 69.6 2.6
Virginia 72.8 2.8 71.3 2.6
Washington 73.4 2.8 68.4 2.7
West Virginia 76.3 2.5 64.4 2.7
Wisconsin 79.2 2.4 78.7 2.5
Wyoming 78.4 2.4 56.2 2.8

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

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