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Table 2.5a
Percent of adult surgery patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics,a all payers, United States, 2005
Population group 2005
Percent Standard error
Total   75.19 0.19
Gender Male 71.42 0.08
Female 76.67 0.05
Race White 75.20 0.05
Black 75.20 0.14
Hispanic 69.77 0.21
Native American 77.45 0.70
Asian 70.76 0.46
Age Under 65 77.48 0.06
65-74 72.80 0.09
75-84 71.75 0.10
85 and over 68.55 0.22

a Appropriate timing of antibiotics includes receiving prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision and discontinuing the antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery end time.

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


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