Treating Pneumonia

3rd QTR 2012 - 2ndQTR 2013 Discharges

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Pneumonia

3rd QTR 2012 - 2ndQTR 2013 Discharges

 

PN-3b Blood Culture Before Antibiotic Use:

A blood culture identifies which bacteria to suspect as the cause of the pneumonia so the physician can order the most effective antibiotic. Blood cultures are only accurate if the blood specimen is taken before antibiotics are given. (98% of 326 patients in this time period)

 

PN-6 Community-acquired Pneumonia:

Percent of patients who were given the recommended dose for their community requried pneumonia.  (97% of 179 patients in this time period)

 

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