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Pneumonia Quality Measures

Pneumonia is a lung infection that causes difficult breathing, fever, cough and fatigue. It can be very serious. These quality measures show the standards of care for this condition.

The rates displayed in these graphs are from data reported for discharges October 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. The top hospitals rate represents the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide. The higher the score the better. Click here to view the legend for the graphs.

NOTE: DATA FOR MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS PRELIMINARY UNTIL VALIDATED BY THEIR COMPARISON GROUP.


Percentage of Patients who received a Blood Culture Prior to Antibiotic

Explanation:
A blood culture tells what kind of medicine will work best to treat your pneumonia.


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Percentage of Patients who received initial Antibiotic selection for CAP in Immunocompetent Patient

Explanation: Receiving the most appropriate antibiotic early, can improve the treatment of pneumonia caused by bacteria.


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Optimal Care for Pneumonia

Explanation:
This measurement represents the percentage of pneumonia patients who received all of the recommended measures .


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