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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.44a
Median time for Medicare AMI patients to thrombolysisa, United States, 2002 and 2003
Population group 2003 2002
Total   46 47
Gender Male 46 42
Female 45 48
Race White 44 43
African American 64 59
Hispanic 58 60
Native American 37 86
Asian 60 86
Age Under 65 60 42
65-74 38 42
75-84 50 45
85 and over 67 55

a Time in minutes from arrival to initiation of a thrombolytic agent in patients with ST segment elevation or left bundle branch block (LBBB) on the electrocardiogram (ECG) performed closest to hospital arrival time.

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

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