Pneumonia Care Measures

Pneumonia is a disease caused by a viral or bacterial infection that fills a patient’s lungs with mucus, thereby lowering the oxygen level in the blood. This can lead to breathing difficulty, fever, cough and fatigue. To care for our patients with this serious lung infection, we follow a series of recommended treatments.

The table below includes:

  • 30-day adjusted medical mortality rate (pneumonia care) – This measures deaths from pneumonia within 30 days of a hospital admission.
  • 30-day adjusted medical readmission rate (pneumonia care) – This measures readmission to the hospital within 30 days after a patient has been treated for pneumonia.

Pneumonia Care Measures

Measures

BWH July 2014 - June 2017

National Average*

30-day adjusted pneumonia mortality rate

Better than U.S. National Rate

15.7%

30-day adjusted pneumonia readmission rate

No Different than U.S. National Rate

16.7%

* Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/Hospital Quality Alliance

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