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Table 1.47a
Percent of heart failure patients who received recommended hospital care,a Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 77.7 0.2 73.4 0.2
Gender Male 78.4 0.3 DNA DNA
Female 77.1 0.3 DNA DNA
Race White 77.9 0.3 73.4 0.3
Black 78.1 0.6 74.9 0.7
Hispanic 73.5 1.5 68.6 1.6
Native American 72.3 2.3 68.9 2.3
Asian 78.6 2.1 76.3 2.3
Age Under 65 76.0 0.7 DNA DNA
65-74 80.0 0.4 DNA DNA
75-84 78.3 0.4 DNA DNA
85 and over 75.3 0.5 DNA DNA

a Recommended hospital care for heart failure includes receiving evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, and prescription of an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor at discharge for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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

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