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Pneumonia Care

What is Pneumonia?  Pneumonia is an inflammation or infection of the lungs, most often caused by bacteria or a virus.  The air sacs in the lungs fill with mucous and other liquids.  Because of this, oxygen cannot get into the blood and be carried to the cells of the body.

 

Pneumonia is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 500,000 hospital admissions annually, and is one of the most common diagnoses leading to admission at Baystate Health (BH) facilities.

 

Since 2004, all Baystate Health facilities have been publicly reporting Pneumonia care through the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA).  This reporting helps to ensure that every patient who comes to BH with pneumonia receives all appropriate treatments to reduce sickness and death.  

PNEUMONIA (Community Acquired Pneumonia-CAP) Care Measures

 

HIGHER IS BETTER

Baystate Medical Center Best U.S. Hospitals*
October - December 2012
Blood cultures within 24 hours of hospital arrival - patients transferred/admitted to the Intensive Care Unit:  It is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic.  A blood culture is a special blood test that is most useful in helping doctors decide what medication is best for a patient when the blood is drawn before the first dose of antibiotic is given.

 

100%

 

100%

Blood cultures performed in the Emergency Department prior to initial antibiotic received in hospital:   It is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic.  A blood culture is a special blood test that is most useful in helping doctors decide what medication is best for a patient when the blood is drawn before the first dose of antibiotic is given. 95.0% 100%
Initial antibiotic selection for Community Acquired Pneumonia in immunocompetent patient:  Not every antibiotic works for every patient.  Therefore, it is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic for that patient.   100% --
Initial antibiotic selection for Community Acquired Pneumonia in immunocompetent patient - Intensive Care Unit:  Not every antibiotic works for every patient.  Therefore, it is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic for that patient.   100% 100%
Initial antibiotic selection for Community Acquired Pneumonia in immunocompetent patient - Non Intensive Care Patient:  Not every antibiotic works for every patient.  Therefore, it is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic for that patient.   100% 100%
Composite Process Score: A summary score of how often we provide each of the above-listed recommended measures to patients based on their specific conditions. 97.3% 100%^
Appropriate Care Score:  A score that summarizes whether patients received all of the appropriate treatments that they should have based on their specific conditions. 96.2% 100%^

*Benchmark is The Joint Commission Top 10%

^Benchmark is HQID Top 10%

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PNEUMONIA (Community Acquired Pneumonia-CAP) Care Measures

 

HIGHER IS BETTER

Baystate Franklin Medical Center Best U.S. Hospitals*
October - December 2012
Blood cultures within 24 hours of hospital arrival - patients transferred/admitted to the Intensive Care Unit:  It is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic.  A blood culture is a special blood test that is most useful in helping doctors decide what medication is best for a patient when the blood is drawn before the first dose of antibiotic is given.

 

85.7%

 

100%

Blood cultures performed in the Emergency Department prior to initial antibiotic received in hospital:   It is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic.  A blood culture is a special blood test that is most useful in helping doctors decide what medication is best for a patient when the blood is drawn before the first dose of antibiotic is given. 94.7% 100%
Initial antibiotic selection for Community Acquired Pneumonia in immunocompetent patient:  Not every antibiotic works for every patient.  Therefore, it is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic for that patient.   100% --
Initial antibiotic selection for Community Acquired Pneumonia in immunocompetent patient - Intensive Care Unit:  Not every antibiotic works for every patient.  Therefore, it is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic for that patient.   100% 100%
Initial antibiotic selection for Community Acquired Pneumonia in immunocompetent patient - Non Intensive Care Patient:  Not every antibiotic works for every patient.  Therefore, it is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic for that patient.   100% 100%
Composite Process Score: A summary score of how often we provide each of the above-listed recommended measures to patients based on their specific conditions. 95.6% 100%^
Appropriate Care Score:  A score that summarizes whether patients received all of the appropriate treatments that they should have based on their specific conditions. 93.3% 100%^

*Benchmark is The Joint Commission Top 10%

^Benchmark is HQID Top 10%

For more information on Quality at Baystate Health

For more information on Baystate Medical Center

For more information on Baystate Franklin Medical Center

For more information on Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

PNEUMONIA (Community Acquired Pneumonia-CAP) Care Measures

 

HIGHER IS BETTER

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Best U.S. Hospitals*
October - December 2012
Blood cultures within 24 hours of hospital arrival - patients transferred/admitted to the Intensive Care Unit:  It is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic.  A blood culture is a special blood test that is most useful in helping doctors decide what medication is best for a patient when the blood is drawn before the first dose of antibiotic is given.

 

N/A

 

N/A

Blood cultures performed in the Emergency Department prior to initial antibiotic received in hospital:   It is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic.  A blood culture is a special blood test that is most useful in helping doctors decide what medication is best for a patient when the blood is drawn before the first dose of antibiotic is given. 95.8% 100%
Initial antibiotic selection for Community Acquired Pneumonia in immunocompetent patient:  Not every antibiotic works for every patient.  Therefore, it is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic for that patient.   78.3% --
Initial antibiotic selection for Community Acquired Pneumonia in immunocompetent patient - Intensive Care Unit:  Not every antibiotic works for every patient.  Therefore, it is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic for that patient.   N/A N/A
Initial antibiotic selection for Community Acquired Pneumonia in immunocompetent patient - Non Intensive Care Patient:  Not every antibiotic works for every patient.  Therefore, it is important to treat each patient's pneumonia with the correct antibiotic for that patient.   78.3% 100%
Composite Process Score: A summary score of how often we provide each of the above-listed recommended measures to patients based on their specific conditions. 87.2% 100%^
Appropriate Care Score:  A score that summarizes whether patients received all of the appropriate treatments that they should have based on their specific conditions. 76.9% 100%^

*Benchmark is The Joint Commission Top 10%

^Benchmark is HQID Top 10%

For more information on Quality at Baystate Health

For more information on Baystate Medical Center

For more information on Baystate Franklin Medical Center

For more information on Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

 

 

   

 

 

 

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