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Pneumonia Process of Care Measures

Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue. These measures show some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia, and the frequency of their use with appropriate patients. Read more information about pneumonia care. Learn why Pneumonia Process of Care Measures are Important.

  HH AL U.S.
Pneumonia patients assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination 98% 95% 94%
Pneumonia patients whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics 100% 97% 96%
Pneumonia patients given smoking cessation advice/counseling 100% 99% 98%
Pneumonia patients given initial antibiotic(s) within 6 hours after arrival 95% 97% 96%
Pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s) 96% 93% 94%
Pneumonia patients assessed and given influenza vaccination 97% 94% 93%

Note: The Core Measure data is for April 2010 - March 2011 and is the most recent data available as of January 2012.

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