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Table 1.49a
Median time for AMI patients to thrombolysis,a all payers, United States, 2005
Population group Median time (minutes)
Total   43
Gender Male 36
Female 45
Race White 38
Black 47
Hispanic 40
Native American 40
Asian 36
Age Under 65 36
65-74 40
75-84 45
85 and over 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.

Key: AMI: acute myocardial infarction.

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


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