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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.45a
Median time for AMI patients to thrombolysis,a Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Median time (minutes) Median time (minutes)
Total 51 47
Gender Male 50 42
Female 51 48
Race White 50 43
Black 51 59
Hispanic 75 60
Native American DSU 86
Asian 53 86
Age Under 65 45 42
65-74 51 42
75-84 55 45
85 and over 47 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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

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

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