The quality measure charts below compare New Hanover Regional Medical Center's quality performance in the treatment of pneumonia patients to the national average and North Carolina average as reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The percentage scores show how frequently these select standard protocol procedures were completed in the treatment of heart attack patients. In all charts below a higher percentage score is better.
Pneumonia is a respiratory condition in which there is inflammation of the lung.
The charts below represents the most recent data as reported by the U.S. Department and Health and Human Services, which is the period from April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012.
Percent of Pneumonia
Different types of bacteria can cause pneumonia. A blood culture is a test that can help your health care provider identify which bacteria may have caused your pneumonia, and which antibiotic should be prescribed. A blood culture is not always needed, but for patients who are first seen in the hospital emergency department, it is important for the accuracy of the test that blood culture be conducted before any antibiotics are started. It is also important to start antibiotics as soon as possible.
Higher percentages are better.
Pneumonia is a lung infection that is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. If pneumonia is caused by bacteria, hospitals will treat the infection with antibiotics. Different bacteria are treated with different antibiotics. To learn about how hospitals use a blood test to choose the most effective treatment for pneumonia patients, refer to the Process of Care measure named 'Percent of Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics'.