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