The Joint Commission has established immunization guidelines based on recommendations from a 2006 National Quality Forum Harmonization Workgroup. These guidelines for influenza and pneumonia vaccination apply to all patients regardless of the reason they were admitted to the hospital.
Cedars-Sinai's performance compared to other medical centers and hospitals around the nation and the state are highlighted below. For more detailed information about specific measures, click on the links in the table below.
The following measures are based on evidence that the practices described in the left column lead to better outcomes for patients who come to a hospital with pneumonia.
|Cedars-Sinai (Jul-Sep 2012)||All Hospitals Nationwide*|
(Apr 2011 - Mar 2012)
|Top 10% Scored||Average|
|Pneumonia Vaccine Percentage of patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia||95%||98%||88%|
|Influenza Vaccine Percentage of patients who received the influenza vaccine||n/a*||98%||82%|
*The influenza vaccine guidelines apply to patients seen between October and March. Data is not collected for April-September.