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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.101a
Percent of pneumonia patients, age 50 years and older, discharged during October-February who were screened for influenza vaccine status and were vaccinated prior to discharge, if indicated, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Percenta Standard error Percenta Standard error
Total 43.1 1.5 27.7 1.2
Gender Male 43.7 0.9 28.5 0.8
Female 43.2 0.8 27.4 0.7
Race White 45.3 0.7 28.8 0.6
Black 29.0 2.1 18.3 1.6
Hispanic 26.7 3.3 14.0 2.8
Native American 45.0 4.6 34.6 4.1
Asian 29.4 5.6 33.0 5.0
Age Under 65 35.3 1.9 22.6 1.6
65-74 45.1 1.2 28.5 1.0
75-84 44.9 1.0 29.2 0.8
85 and over 42.3 1.2 27.2 1.0

a Documentation of screening and administration of influenza vaccine for hospital discharge during the months of October-February. Exceptions include previous immunization during this influenza season, patient refusal, and documented allergy/sensitivity to the vaccine or its components.

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

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