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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.98c
Percent of pneumonia patients who had blood cultures collected before antibiotics were administered, all payers, by State, 2004 and 2005
  2005 2004
State Percenta Percenta
Total 82 82
Alabama 79 78
Alaska 90 88
Arizona 78 82
Arkansas 84 84
California 82 81
Colorado 82 82
Connecticut 84 84
Delaware 81 81
District of Columbia 75 72
Florida 81 82
Georgia 78 79
Hawaii 83 84
Idaho 85 88
Illinois 83 82
Indiana 82 82
Iowa 86 84
Kansas 85 84
Kentucky 79 77
Louisiana 79 80
Maine 77 83
Maryland 82 82
Massachusetts 81 81
Michigan 83 83
Minnesota 80 82
Mississippi 82 79
Missouri 81 79
Montana 86 89
Nebraska 83 87
Nevada 67 68
New Hampshire 85 83
New Jersey 89 88
New Mexico 78 78
New York 83 81
North Carolina 82 81
North Dakota 80 80
Ohio 83 83
Oklahoma 83 82
Oregon 81 84
Pennsylvania 84 83
Rhode Island 81 81
South Carolina 83 81
South Dakota 86 80
Tennessee 80 80
Texas 81 79
Utah 81 77
Vermont 83 78
Virginia 83 84
Washington 83 84
West Virginia 82 82
Wisconsin 86 86
Wyoming 86 88

a State average percent pre-calculated and supplied as part of the Hospital Compare database. The 2004 data reflect care for the period January to June 2004; the 2005 data reflect care for the period July 2004 to June 2005.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Hospital Compare.

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