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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.98a
Percent of pneumonia patients who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 83.4 0.6 81.0 0.7
Gender Male 84.1 0.5 81.9 0.5
Female 82.7 0.5 79.8 0.5
Race White 83.8 0.4 81.4 0.4
Black 80.6 1.4 77.2 1.5
Hispanic 79.3 2.5 74.4 2.7
Native American 79.8 3.7 78.5 3.2
Asian 87.1 2.9 80.7 3.6
Age Under 65 81.7 1.0 80.7 1.1
65-74 81.6 0.8 80.7 0.8
75-84 83.9 0.6 80.6 0.6
85 and over 85.4 0.7 81.4 0.7

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

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