Pneumonia Care Measures

Pneumonia is a condition that commonly brings patients into a hospital for medical treatment. The Joint Commission has established treatment guidelines that when followed have been shown to help patients recover more quickly with fewer complications or lasting effects.

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.

Pneumonia Care Quality Measures

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.

Pneumonia Care Quality Measures

Cedars-Sinai (Jan-Mar 2014)All Hospitals Nationwide*
(Jul 2012 - Jun 2013)
Top 10% ScoredAverage
Blood cultures in the ICU Percent of pneumonia patients who are given a blood test before antibiotics are given within 24 hours their arrival in the Intensive Care Unit100%100%98%
Initial antibiotic selection for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in ICU patients Percent of intensive care patients who have community-acquired pneumonia and received the appropriate antibiotic within 24 hours of arriving at the hospital100%100%92%
Initial antibiotic selection for CAP in non-ICU patients Percent of patients not in intensive care units who have community-acquired pneumonia and received the appropriate antibiotic within 24 hours of arriving at the hospital96%100%96%
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