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)
  2012
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
Pneumonia