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Table 2.5c
Percent of adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics,a all payers, by State, 2005
State Percentb
Total 69.1
Alabama 71.0
Alaska 57.5
Arizona 67.0
Arkansas 70.5
California 60.0
Colorado 69.5
Connecticut 90.0
Delaware 73.5
District of Columbia 65.5
Florida 68.0
Georgia 64.5
Hawaii 57.5
Idaho 72.5
Illinois 66.0
Indiana 62.0
Iowa 71.5
Kansas 65.5
Kentucky 62.0
Louisiana 59.0
Maine 74.5
Maryland 69.5
Massachusetts 75.5
Michigan 77.5
Minnesota 65.5
Mississippi 60.5
Missouri 72.5
Montana 79.5
Nebraska 71.5
Nevada 50.0
New Hampshire 69.0
New Jersey 75.0
New Mexico 71.5
New York 69.0
North Carolina 73.0
North Dakota 80.0
Ohio 64.5
Oklahoma 79.0
Oregon 75.0
Pennsylvania 62.5
Rhode Island 85.0
South Carolina 73.5
South Dakota 79.5
Tennessee 68.0
Texas 62.0
Utah 60.0
Vermont 73.5
Virginia 64.0
Washington 74.5
West Virginia 66.5
Wisconsin 71.5
Wyoming 58.5

a Appropriate timing of antibiotics includes receiving preventative antibiotic(s) 1 hour before incision, and discontinuing the antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery end time.

b State average percent pre-calculated and supplied as part of the Hospital Compare database. The data reflect care for period July 2004 to June 2005.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Hospital Compare.

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