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Quality Measures

Pneumonia Care

Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue. These measures show some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia.

Effective Pneumonia Care

Pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s)

Abington Hospital 100% *
Abington – Lansdale Hospital 100% * **
Pennsylvania Average 96%
National Average 95%

Higher percentages are better

What It Is and Why It Is Important

  • Pneumonia is a lung infection that is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. If pneumonia is caused by bacteria, hospitals will treat the infection with antibiotics. Different bacteria are treated with different antibiotics.

 * Results are based on a shorter time period than required.
Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

Source: The information was provided from Hospital Compare (Data Collection period: 10/1/2014 through 9/30/2015), a quality tool developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  You may use the information in Hospital Compare together with the other information you gather about hospitals as you decide where to get hospital services. You may want to contact your health care provider, your State Survey Agency or your state Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for more information. If you have a complaint about the quality of the medical care you or a loved one received at a hospital, first contact the hospital's patient advocate. Or, contact your state QIO. If you have other complaints about a health care facility, contact your State Survey Agency. Additional information about hospitals may be found on the state websites.