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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.102a
Percent of pneumonia patients, age 65 and older, who were screened for pneumococcal vaccine status and vaccinated prior to discharge, if indicated, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Percenta Standard error Percenta Standard error
Total 43.5 1.4 26.1 1.1
Gender Male 43.9 0.6 26.6 0.5
Female 44.0 0.6 26.2 0.5
Race White 45.8 0.4 27.4 0.4
Black 29.2 1.5 14.3 1.1
Hispanic 28.2 2.5 15.5 1.9
Native American 41.9 3.4 37.3 3.0
Asian 31.8 3.6 23.1 2.9
Age 65-74 45.7 0.8 27.5 0.6
75-84 45.2 0.6 27.6 0.5
85 and over 40.3 0.8 23.3 0.6

a Documentation of screening and administration of pneumococcal vaccine. Exceptions include previous immunization, 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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