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Quality Measures  

Preventive Care

Hospitals and other healthcare providers play a crucial role in promoting, providing and educating patients about preventive services and screenings and maintaining the health of their communities. Many diseases are preventable through immunizations, screenings, treatment, and lifestyle changes. The information below shows how well the hospitals you selected are providing preventive services.

Patients assessed and given influenza vaccination

Abington Hospital 98% *
Abington – Lansdale Hospital 100% *
Pennsylvania Average 96%
National Average 94%

Higher percentages are better.

What It Is and Why It Is Important

  • The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot each year during the fall season. Because flu viruses change from year to year, it is important to get a flu shot each year.

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

Healthcare workers given influenza vaccination

Abington Hospital 100%
Abington – Lansdale Hospital 100%
Pennsylvania Average 86%
National Average 84%

Higher percentages are better.

What It Is and Why It Is Important

  • The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot each year during the fall season. Because flu viruses change from year to year, it is important to get a flu shot each year.

Source: The information was provided from Hospital Compare (Data Collection period: 10/1/2014 through 3/31/2015), 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.