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Table 1.99b
Percent of pneumonia patients who received the first dose of antibiotics within 4 hours of arrival at the hospital, Medicare beneficiaries, by State, 2002 and 2004
  2004 2002
State Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
United States 70.1 1.1 63.1 1.2
Alabama 66.1 2.8 64.6 2.5
Alaska 69.9 2.6 62.5 2.3
Arizona 72.2 2.5 56.8 2.5
Arkansas 76.6 2.3 61.8 2.5
California 64.0 2.7 63.5 2.4
Colorado 76.5 2.3 66.4 2.3
Connecticut 74.7 2.4 57.2 2.5
Delaware 64.6 2.6 46.1 2.5
District of Columbia 56.9 2.9 53.6 2.6
Florida 58.5 2.8 53.1 2.6
Georgia 64.5 2.6 60.8 2.5
Hawaii 72.5 2.5 71.8 2.2
Idaho 74.2 2.3 66.7 2.3
Illinois 72.4 2.5 69.4 2.4
Indiana 72.7 2.5 67.5 2.4
Iowa 78.0 2.4 72.7 2.2
Kansas 82.1 2.1 68.4 2.4
Kentucky 70.8 2.5 67.5 2.5
Louisiana 65.0 2.6 61.8 2.5
Maine 71.2 2.5 62.8 2.4
Maryland 65.8 2.7 54.7 2.5
Massachusetts 74.5 2.3 62.8 2.4
Michigan 67.1 2.6 62.7 2.5
Minnesota 71.8 2.5 62.4 2.4
Mississippi 66.9 2.7 62.7 2.5
Missouri 72.1 2.5 65.3 2.4
Montana 77.1 2.4 73.8 2.1
Nebraska 78.0 2.2 73.5 2.2
Nevada 60.3 2.8 59.5 2.5
New Hampshire 72.8 2.5 67.8 2.3
New Jersey 67.5 2.6 61.0 2.4
New Mexico 64.6 2.7 56.1 2.4
New York 64.2 2.7 56.2 2.5
North Carolina 65.6 2.7 62.1 2.5
North Dakota 79.8 2.2 75.4 2.2
Ohio 69.8 2.6 65.7 2.5
Oklahoma 69.8 2.6 66.4 2.4
Oregon 76.9 2.4 67.0 2.4
Pennsylvania 67.7 2.5 67.4 2.3
Puerto Rico 32.5 3.3 18.7 2.0
Rhode Island 78.0 2.3 63.2 2.4
South Carolina 69.8 2.6 57.0 2.6
South Dakota 80.2 2.2 76.9 2.1
Tennessee 68.9 2.6 65.8 2.4
Texas 64.0 2.6 64.1 2.5
Utah 76.7 2.3 66.4 2.3
Vermont 78.1 2.2 68.1 2.3
Virginia 69.2 2.6 59.2 2.4
Washington 65.2 2.7 68.8 2.3
West Virginia 69.6 2.6 55.0 2.5
Wisconsin 78.8 2.2 70.0 2.4
Wyoming 79.0 2.1 70.4 2.2

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

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