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
BWH July 2013 - June 2016
30-day adjusted pneumonia mortality rate
Better than U.S. National Rate
30-day adjusted pneumonia readmission rate
No Different than U.S. National Rate
* Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/Hospital Quality Alliance