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Table 1.98b
Percent of pneumonia patients who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, Medicare beneficiaries, by State, 2002 and 2004
  2004 2002
State Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
United States 83.4 0.6 81.0 0.7
Alabama 82.8 2.8 80.0 2.7
Alaska 87.8 2.5 82.4 2.5
Arizona 82.6 2.5 85.9 2.5
Arkansas 88.5 2.1 82.7 2.7
California 79.5 2.9 84.9 2.3
Colorado 83.7 2.5 79.5 2.8
Connecticut 81.3 2.7 85.3 2.4
Delaware 80.4 2.8 81.4 2.6
District of Columbia 70.1 3.4 64.2 3.5
Florida 76.4 2.7 79.5 2.7
Georgia 86.4 2.3 76.7 3.1
Hawaii 88.3 2.5 86.1 2.5
Idaho 84.3 2.7 85.8 2.8
Illinois 81.8 2.8 83.3 2.7
Indiana 80.8 2.8 78.7 3.2
Iowa 83.2 2.5 87.7 2.1
Kansas 83.2 2.7 81.3 2.7
Kentucky 86.6 2.5 78.1 3.1
Louisiana 82.0 2.7 81.7 2.7
Maine 87.9 2.3 85.8 2.2
Maryland 81.4 2.5 76.7 2.6
Massachusetts 79.4 2.8 75.8 2.9
Michigan 80.4 2.8 77.0 3.2
Minnesota 79.7 2.9 83.9 2.9
Mississippi 84.3 2.7 80.1 2.9
Missouri 85.0 2.4 80.4 2.6
Montana 87.4 2.9 81.9 2.8
Nebraska 81.9 2.6 78.3 3.2
Nevada 73.3 3.3 65.2 3.2
New Hampshire 84.9 2.3 85.8 2.2
New Jersey 84.4 2.4 76.9 2.8
New Mexico 87.1 2.5 80.7 2.5
New York 81.9 2.6 80.2 2.8
North Carolina 84.5 2.8 85.6 2.9
North Dakota 85.9 2.6 82.4 2.9
Ohio 83.8 2.6 82.6 2.6
Oklahoma 83.6 2.4 82.4 2.6
Oregon 83.5 2.8 85.3 2.4
Pennsylvania 90.6 2.0 83.7 2.4
Puerto Rico 73.7 3.8 67.9 3.2
Rhode Island 76.6 2.6 74.2 2.5
South Carolina 86.2 2.5 79.5 3.0
South Dakota 86.6 2.2 81.1 2.6
Tennessee 82.2 2.6 81.6 2.8
Texas 83.6 2.5 81.2 2.8
Utah 93.1 2.1 81.8 3.0
Vermont 93.7 1.6 85.8 2.5
Virginia 80.5 2.8 83.5 2.6
Washington 83.1 2.8 83.7 2.5
West Virginia 82.8 2.6 78.1 2.8
Wisconsin 86.6 2.3 87.7 2.5
Wyoming 86.8 2.4 87.4 2.6

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

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