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Pneumonia: flu vaccine

An influenza shot can help prevent the flu in the future, even for patients who have been hospitalized for pneumonia. Thousands of patients die of flu in the U.S. each year.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percent of pneumonia patients who were given an influenza vaccine in the hospital during flu season. While patients may choose to decline the vaccine, a higher rate may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

The vaccine for influenza is given to patients only during the flu season, October through March.  

Note: In this case, a higher number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 97
National Average 90
State Average 92
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 92 92 97 99 99 99 95 97
National Average 93 93 93 86 86 86 88 90
State Average 93 93 94 88 88 88 90 92
Source:U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
PN-7 Influenza Vaccination 2
Last UpdateMarch 31, 2014

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