Pneumonia: selection of appropriate antibiotics
Pneumonia is treated with antibiotics. The type of antibiotic medication should be chosen to be appropriate to each patient’s type of infection. A higher rate may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.
About this measure
This measure tracks the percentage of immunocompetent patients with community-acquired pneumonia who were given the correct antibiotics the first time they received antibiotics at the hospital.
Note: In this case, a higher number is better.