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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.37
Percent of recommended hospital care received by Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)a, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   82.1 0.2 80.0 0.2
Gender Male 83.1 0.2 81.1 0.2
Female 80.8 0.2 78.6 0.2
Race White 82.5 0.2 80.5 0.2
African American 78.8 0.6 76.5 0.6
Hispanic 73.3 2.5 71.4 1.2
Native American 78.0 1.5 80.0 1.9
Asian 81.1 1.5 79.7 1.5

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

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

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