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Table 49
Percent of heart failure patients who received recommended hospital care,a all payers, United States, 2005
Population group Percent SE
Total   86.9 0.03
Gender Male 88.3 0.04
Female 87.2 0.04
Race White 87.4 0.04
Black 89.1 0.06
Hispanic 86.7 0.12
Native American 85.9 0.51
Asian 86.6 0.28
Age Under 65 89.7 0.05
65-74 88.0 0.06
75-84 87.3 0.05
85 and over 85.0 0.07

a Recommended hospital care for heart failure includes receiving evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, and prescription of an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker at discharge for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Key: SE: standard error.

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


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