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Table 1.101b
Percent of pneumonia patients who received recommended hospital care,a all payers, by State, 2005
State 2005
Percent Standard error
United States 74.1 0.0
Alabama 73.0 0.2
Alaska 72.0 0.8
Arizona 71.3 0.2
Arkansas 74.0 0.2
California 67.6 0.1
Colorado 76.2 0.3
Connecticut 76.0 0.2
Delaware 73.2 0.5
District of Columbia 57.0 0.7
Florida 70.6 0.1
Georgia 70.0 0.2
Hawaii 70.9 0.4
Idaho 77.6 0.4
Illinois 71.9 0.1
Indiana 77.7 0.2
Iowa 82.2 0.2
Kansas 74.6 0.3
Kentucky 75.2 0.2
Louisiana 70.8 0.2
Maine 78.2 0.3
Maryland 71.9 0.2
Massachusetts 72.4 0.2
Michigan 76.4 0.1
Minnesota 76.6 0.2
Mississippi 71.5 0.2
Missouri 75.0 0.2
Montana 80.8 0.4
Nebraska 82.2 0.3
Nevada 65.0 0.4
New Hampshire 78.0 0.4
New Jersey 82.9 0.1
New Mexico 67.8 0.3
New York 71.8 0.1
North Carolina 76.0 0.1
North Dakota 80.6 0.5
Ohio 75.3 0.1
Oklahoma 79.2 0.2
Oregon 73.3 0.3
Pennsylvania 73.9 0.1
Puerto Rico 48.8 0.3
Rhode Island 74.6 0.4
South Carolina 75.9 0.2
South Dakota 81.7 0.4
Tennessee 74.8 0.1
Texas 71.2 0.1
Utah 77.2 0.3
Vermont 78.5 0.5
Virginia 73.8 0.2
Washington 71.7 0.2
West Virginia 74.6 0.2
Wisconsin 81.4 0.2
Wyoming 77.7 0.5

a Recommended hospital care for pneumonia includes having blood cultures collected before the administration of the first antibiotics dose, receiving the first dose of antibiotic within 4 hours of arrival at the hospital, receiving the recommended empirical antibiotic regimen that is consistent with current guidelines (excluding health care associated patients), screening for influenza vaccine statuses and vaccinating prior to discharge for patients age 50 and over discharged during the winter, and screening for pneumococcal vaccine statuses and vaccinating prior to discharge for patients age 65 and over.

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

 

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