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Table 113
Percent of immunocompetent pneumonia patients (either ICU or non-ICU)a who received the recommended empirical antibiotic regimen during the first 24 hours that is consistent with current guidelines, all payers, United States, 2005
Population group Percent SE
Total   80.4 0.5
Gender Male 79.8 0.1
Female 79.9 0.1
Race White 80.2 0.1
Black 79.2 0.2
Hispanic 77.1 0.2
Native American 78.4 0.7
Asian 78.3 0.4
Age Under 65 80.4 0.1
65-74 79.7 0.1
75-84 79.8 0.1
85 and over 79.2 0.1

a Excluded patients with health care associated pneumonia from the denominator.

Key: SE: standard error.

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


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