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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.99a
Percent of pneumonia patients who received the first dose of antibiotics within 4 hours of arrival at the hospital, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 70.1 1.1 63.1 1.2
Gender Male 71.8 0.5 63.7 0.5
Female 69.4 0.5 62.7 0.5
Race White 71.9 0.4 64.5 0.4
Black 61.9 1.4 52.0 1.3
Hispanic 54.1 2.5 47.2 2.3
Native American 70.8 2.8 60.6 2.6
Asian 64.3 3.3 70.4 2.9
Age Under 65 66.6 1.0 60.1 1.0
65-74 71.1 0.7 64.1 0.7
75-84 70.9 0.6 62.7 0.6
85 and over 71.6 0.7 64.3 0.7

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

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