Success in Treating Pneumonia
The graph below shows how many patients received perfect care* for pneumonia
after we made sure they received appropriate blood tests before they received
treatment and were given the most appropriate antibiotics.
All data current as of 2nd quarter 2015
The pneumonia measure is made up of 2 indicators:
- Pneumonia Patients Who Get Certain Blood Tests Within 24 Hours of Arriving
To The Hospital
Blood tests are important to help the physician identify infections in
the blood. This indicator measures how many patients received a blood
test within the first 24 hours of arrival so the right antibiotics can
be given based off the test results.
- Pneumonia Patients Who Given The Most Appropriate Antibiotics
To ensure a speedy recovery it is important to give the right antibiotics
to pneumonia patients. This indicator measures how many pneumonia patients
received the right antibiotics.
*The Perfect Care Score shows the percentage of patients cared for at Kaweah
Delta Health Care District who had all Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers
for Medicare quality measures done perfectly.