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Table 42
Percent of AMI patients who received recommended hospital care,a all payers, United States, 2005
Population group Percent SE
Total   93.5 1.9
Gender Male 94.3 2.2
Female 92.2 3.2
Race White 93.8 2.1
Black 92.4 6.5
Hispanic 90.7 8.6
Native American * *
Asian 92.7 15.7
Age Under 65 95.2 2.4
65-74 93.3 4.1
75-84 91.9 4.4
85 and over 90.3 6.2

a Recommended hospital care for AMI includes administrations of aspirin and beta blocker within 24 hours of hospital arrival and at discharge, receiving a prescription of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker at discharge for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, and giving smoking cessation counseling for smoking patients.

Key: AMI: acute myocardial infarction; SE: standard error.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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


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