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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. These performance indicators apply to pneumonia that started before the patient’s admission to the hospital.

Key

Better Than U.S. Average At or Near U.S. Average Worse Than U.S. Average No National Average
or Too Few Cases

How To Read This Report:
An explanation of the scores and how the cell coloring relates to them.

Desired Performance

This indicates if a high or low score is best for this metric. In some case the desired performance will be neutral. In this case the desired performance is neither high or low and a color rating is not assigned to the statistic of that metric..

Measures

Blood Culture Performed Before First Antibiotic Received High 98 % 97 %
Initial Antibiotic Selection for CAP in Immunocompetent Patients High 93 % 95 %
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Last Updated 01/29/2010