Pneumonia Quality of Care Report
How does Sharp HealthCare rate in pneumonia care?
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection, and often requires a hospital stay. Evidence has shown that when patients receive certain pneumonia treatments they get better more quickly and have a lower incidence of death. The graph below shows how consistently Sharp provides all needed treatments to hospitalized pneumonia patients. Higher scores mean that more patients received all recommended treatments.
Recommended Care for Pneumonia
- Pneumococcal pneumonia is a serious type of pneumonia and since vaccination may prevent future infections, pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination is provided to patients
- Patients who smoke are counseled to stop smoking
- A test for blood infection, when indicated, is done before antibiotics are started
- Antibiotics are started within 6 hours of hospital arrival
- An appropriate antibiotic is used
- Pneumonia can be a complication of the flu and since preventing the flu may prevent pneumonia, the influenza vaccination is provided to patients