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Table 2.5b
Percent of adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics,a Medicare beneficiaries, by State, 2004
  2004
State Percent Standard error
United States 57.7 0.2
Alabama 54.1 1.8
Alaska 59.3 1.7
Arizona 47.7 1.7
Arkansas 55.4 1.7
California 49.5 1.8
Colorado 60.6 1.7
Connecticut 61.4 1.7
Delaware 63.1 1.8
District of Columbia 66.6 1.7
Florida 54.2 1.8
Georgia 53.8 1.8
Hawaii 54.7 1.8
Idaho 54.1 1.7
Illinois 55.6 1.8
Indiana 51.3 1.7
Iowa 64.6 1.7
Kansas 57.5 1.7
Kentucky 50.0 1.8
Louisiana 49.1 1.8
Maine 67.7 1.6
Maryland 62.9 1.7
Massachusetts 61.5 1.7
Michigan 61.0 1.7
Minnesota 67.9 1.6
Mississippi 49.0 1.8
Missouri 62.1 1.7
Montana 71.3 1.7
Nebraska 68.1 1.6
Nevada 39.6 1.7
New Hampshire 50.7 1.8
New Jersey 70.6 1.6
New Mexico 58.0 1.8
New York 56.1 1.9
North Carolina 61.4 1.7
North Dakota 68.2 1.6
Ohio 47.5 1.8
Oklahoma 70.2 1.6
Oregon 54.6 1.8
Pennsylvania 54.2 1.7
Puerto Rico 27.9 2.1
Rhode Island 70.3 1.6
South Carolina 64.8 1.6
South Dakota 68.0 1.7
Tennessee 54.7 1.8
Texas 52.2 1.8
Utah 56.5 1.8
Vermont 51.0 1.7
Virginia 60.7 1.7
Washington 57.4 1.8
West Virginia 62.2 1.7
Wisconsin 66.1 1.6
Wyoming 44.9 1.7

a Appropriate timing of antibiotics includes receiving prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision, and discontinuing the antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery end time.

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

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