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Table 110
Percent of pneumonia patients who received recommended hospital care,a all payers, United States, 2005
Population group Percent SE
Total   74.1 0.0
Gender Male 74.0 0.0
Female 72.9 0.0
Race White 74.6 0.0
Black 69.5 0.1
Hispanic 66.2 0.1
Native American 73.3 0.4
Asian 68.7 0.2
Age Under 65 DNA DNA
65-74 72.5 0.1
75-84 73.4 0.0
85 and over 72.2 0.1

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.

Key: SE: standard error.

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


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