Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue.
Indicators of care suggested for pneumonia as a core measure are listed below. Click each indicator to learn why it’s important and how Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) compares nationally for that indicator.
The statistics below were compiled July 2012 – June 2013, as reported to the Hospital Quality Alliance.
This chart shows the percentage of pneumonia patients who received a pneumonia vaccination during their hospital stay. The vaccine may help prevent or lower the risk of complications of pneumonia caused by bacteria. It may also help you prevent future infections.
This chart shows the percentage of pneumonia patients who received a flu shot during their hospital stay. Pneumonia patients may be more likely than usual to contract the flu, given their condition.
This chart shows the percentage of pneumonia patients who received a blood culture before an antibiotic. A blood culture is a test to identify which bacteria may have caused your pneumonia and which antibiotic should be prescribed.
Pneumonia is a lung infection that is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. If pneumonia is caused by bacteria, physicians treat the infection with antibiotics. Different bacteria are treated with different antibiotics.