2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|85 and over||92.3||0.1||90.3||6.2|
a Recommended hospital care for patients with heart attack includes administering aspirin and beta blocker within 24 hours of hospital arrival and at discharge, giving a prescription of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker at discharge to patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, and giving smoking cessation counseling to smoking patients.
b The estimate for the Total row is based on State-level estimates whereas the estimates for the demographic categories are based on patient/episode-level data.
Key: SE: standard error.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.