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Table 1.49b
Median time for AMI patients to thrombolysis,a all payers, by State, 2005
State Median time (minutes)
United States 43
Alabama 47
Alaska 42
Arizona 46
Arkansas 37
California 35
Colorado 35
Connecticut 34
Delaware 33
District of Columbia 120
Florida 40
Georgia 33
Hawaii 44
Idaho 50
Illinois 54
Indiana 28
Iowa 38
Kansas 37
Kentucky 37
Louisiana 50
Maine 33
Maryland 50
Massachusetts 39
Michigan 41
Minnesota 44
Mississippi 41
Missouri 37
Montana 55
Nebraska 45
Nevada 35
New Hampshire 51
New Jersey 40
New Mexico 50
New York 40
North Carolina 35
North Dakota 34
Ohio 41
Oklahoma 35
Oregon 33
Pennsylvania 38
Puerto Rico 63
Rhode Island 36
South Carolina 41
South Dakota 45
Tennessee 38
Texas 44
Utah 38
Vermont 38
Virginia 39
Washington 58
West Virginia 38
Wisconsin 42
Wyoming 52

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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