Death from any cause within 30 days from the date of the initial admission for the episode of care being pneumonia. The 30-day timeframe places an emphasis on transitions in care and the suitability of the patient for discharge. After discharge the hospital and clinicians have less direct accountability for the outcomes of the patients, but action taken while a patient is in the hospital and the actions taken by the facility to transition a patient to outpatient status can affect a patient's risk for adverse outcomes.
|Better Than U.S. Average||At or Near U.S. Average||Worse Than U.S. Average||No National Average
or Too Few Cases
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..