Pneumonia Measures June 2011 to July 2012
Note: Data is for both Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista. Data pulled from Midas+ information system. “CA Average” represents the most recent benchmark available on the CMS Hospital Compare website.
Explanation of Measures
Percent of Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
A pneumonia (pneumococcal) shot can help prevent complications of pneumococcal pneumonia in the future, even for patients who have been hospitalized for pneumonia.
Percent of Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture was Performed Prior to Administration of the First Hospital Dose of Antibiotics
A blood culture tells what kind of medicine will work best to treat your pneumonia. Learn more.
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Smoking may lead to pneumonia. Quitting may help prevent you from getting pneumonia again. Learn more.
Antibiotics Given within 6 Hours
Early treatment with antibiotics can cure bacterial pneumonia and reduce the possibility of complications. Learn more.
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotics
Antibiotics are medicines that treat infection, and each one is different. Clinicians should choose the antibiotics that best treat the infection type for each pneumonia patient. Learn more.
Percent of Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
An influenza shot can help prevent influenza in the future, even for patients who have been hospitalized for pneumonia. Learn more.