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Pneumonia Care

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Community-acquired pneumonia is a serious lung infection and major reason for hospitalizations, particularly among the elderly and immune-compromised patients. Pneumonia may be caused by multiple bacteria, and it is essential to accurately diagnose the type for effective treatment.

Blood Cultures Performed In The ED

This measures the percentage of pneumonia patients whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics.

Why this is important.
Initial Antibiotic Selection For CAP In Immunocompetent Patient

This measures the percentage of patients who received the recommended type of antibiotics to treat community acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Why this is important.

Current Data Collection

Virtua Data Range: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
National Data Range: Oct. 1, 2012 - Sept. 30, 2013