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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.45a
Median time for Medicare AMI patients to PTCAa, United States, 2002 and 2003
Population group 2003 2002
Total   145 188
Gender Male 129 158
Female 158 215
Race White 146 172
African American 144 385
Hispanic 157 221
Native American 124 118
Asian 624 197
Age Under 65 123 169
65-74 139 146
75-84 164 217
85 and over 136 195

a Time in minutes from arrival to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) 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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