Performance: Timely and Effective Care - Process of Care Measures
Pneumonia is a lung infection that might be by caused by a bacteria or a virus. If the cause of pneumonia is bacterial, hospitals will treat the infection with the appropriate antibiotics.
|Measure||Hospital Average||How this Hospital Compares|
|Pneumonia Patients given Antibiotic(s)||84% Measure: Pneumonia Patients given Antibiotic(s)|
This pneumonia measure is based on a sample size of 37. Sample data was collected between 04/01/2014 and 03/31/2015
Percentage of patients with pneumonia who received an initial antibiotic regimen during the first 24 hours consistent with current guidelines.
A higher percentage is better.