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Table 1.97b
Percent of pneumonia patients who received recommended hospital care,a Medicare beneficiaries, by State, 2004
  2004
State Percent Standard error
United States 64.4 0.2
Alabama 63.3 1.5
Alaska 61.6 1.4
Arizona 65.5 1.3
Arkansas 68.6 1.3
California 55.3 1.5
Colorado 67.6 1.3
Connecticut 65.5 1.4
Delaware 59.0 1.4
District of Columbia 50.1 1.5
Florida 60.6 1.4
Georgia 60.1 1.4
Hawaii 64.1 1.4
Idaho 65.5 1.3
Illinois 65.0 1.4
Indiana 66.4 1.4
Iowa 73.0 1.3
Kansas 65.9 1.3
Kentucky 66.1 1.4
Louisiana 58.5 1.4
Maine 63.1 1.4
Maryland 63.4 1.4
Massachusetts 60.5 1.4
Michigan 64.6 1.4
Minnesota 67.6 1.3
Mississippi 58.7 1.5
Missouri 67.4 1.3
Montana 67.4 1.4
Nebraska 68.9 1.3
Nevada 58.5 1.4
New Hampshire 67.0 1.3
New Jersey 70.3 1.3
New Mexico 59.8 1.4
New York 63.8 1.4
North Carolina 61.9 1.5
North Dakota 68.9 1.3
Ohio 65.2 1.4
Oklahoma 69.2 1.3
Oregon 62.8 1.4
Pennsylvania 63.4 1.4
Puerto Rico 44.7 1.8
Rhode Island 67.5 1.3
South Carolina 67.3 1.4
South Dakota 72.3 1.3
Tennessee 67.5 1.4
Texas 62.6 1.4
Utah 69.5 1.4
Vermont 71.1 1.2
Virginia 63.0 1.4
Washington 56.4 1.4
West Virginia 68.1 1.3
Wisconsin 71.5 1.3
Wyoming 71.3 1.2

a Recommended hospital care for pneumonia includes having blood cultures collected before the administration of the first antibiotics dose, receiving the first dose of antibiotic within 4 hours of arrival at the hospital, receiving the recommended empirical antibiotic regimen that is consistent with current guidelines, screening for influenza vaccine statuses and vaccinating prior to discharge for patients age 50 and over discharged during the winter, and screening for pneumococcal vaccine statuses and vaccinating prior to discharge for patients age 65 and over.

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

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