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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.76a: National Treatment of Pneumonia

Percent of patients with pneumonia who have blood cultures collected before antibiotics are administered, United States, 2000-2001
Population group Percent Standard error
Total 81.21 0.74
Male 81.63 0.44
Female 80.60 0.44
White 81.77 0.33
Black 73.94 1.23
Other 81.20 1.23
< 65 79.19 0.99
65-74 81.14 0.67
75-84 80.47 0.51
85 and over 82.53 0.54

Source:  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Table 1.75b: National Pneumonia Immunization, 1997 Table 1.76b: Treatment of Pneumonia by State

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