Pneumonia: antibiotics given in a timely manner
It is important that antibiotics are given in a timely manner to patients with pneumonia. A higher percentage may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.
About this measure
This measure tracks the percent of patients with pneumonia who received their first dose of antibiotic within 6 hours after arriving at the hospital.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital wants to provide the most up to date data. For this measure, our data is from a more recent time period than the benchmark time period. Effective January 1, 2012, this measure was retired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Consequently, the data point 2012 Q2 includes one month of data.
Note: In this case, a higher number is better.