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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 Memorial Hospital 88% *
Lansdale Hospital 97% *
Pennsylvania Average 91%
National Average 90%

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.

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

Source: October 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013, Hospital Compare

Patients assessed and given pneumonia vaccination

Abington Memorial Hospital 81% *
Lansdale Hospital 95% *
Pennsylvania Average 90%
National Average 90%

Higher percentages are better.

What It Is and Why It Is Important

  • The best way to prevent pneumonia is to get a flu shot each year (as flu often leads to pneumonia) and frequently washing your hands.
  • Those who are more at risk of getting pneumonia, such as young children, people over the age of 65, people with a chronic illness (such as heart or lung disease or diabetes), or people who have had pneumonia before, should get the pneumonia vaccine.

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

Source: April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013, Hospital Compare

Source: The information was provided from Hospital Compare, 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.