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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 whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics

Abington Memorial Hospital 99%
Lansdale Hospital 100% *
Pennsylvania Average 98%
National Average 98%

Higher percentages are better

What It Is and Why It Is Important

  • A blood culture is a test that can help your health care provider identify which bacteria may have caused your pneumonia, and which antibiotic should be prescribed.

footnotes:
*
Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

Pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s)

Abington Memorial Hospital 96%
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.

footnotes:
*
Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

Source: The information was provided from Hospital Compare (for the months of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013), 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.