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Pneumonia (Leapfrog Group)

The descriptions for this measure come from source: www.leapfroggroup.org.

Patients being treated for pneumonia should choose a hospital that follows the recommended processes of care and also provides the appropriate care at a low cost.”
About this measure
The Leapfrog Group scores Pneumonia care by combining data on four proven interventions which are important for care of a patient with pneumonia, along with a measure of cost (number of days a patient is in the hospital for this condition, on average). The interventions include: pneumonia vaccine, influenza vaccine, timely blood draw and timely administration of antibiotics. Scores are reported as:
1 = Willing to Report
2 = Some Progress
3 = Substantial Progress
4 = Fully Meets Standards
Note: In this case, a higher number is better.
Most Recent Available Data (Leapfrog Points)
Northwestern Memorial 2
Leapfrog Goal Fully Meets Standards 4
Performance Trend (Leapfrog Points)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Northwestern Memorial 3 3 2 3 2
Leapfrog Goal Fully Meets Standards 4 4 4 4 4
Source:Leapfrog Group, www.leapfroggroup.org
Last UpdateDecember 18, 2012

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