Pneumonia Care

p>Patients who are admitted to WakeMed with pneumonia should receive those elements of care that are demonstrated to lead to the best results. The information below tells you how closely WakeMed has been following recommended guidelines for pneumonia care.

Data represents a rolling year April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015

Pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s)

  • Pneumonia is a lung infection that is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. If pneumonia is caused by bacteria, hospitals will treat the infection with antibiotics. Different bacteria are treated with different antibiotics.
  • To learn about how hospitals use a blood test to choose the most effective treatment for pneumonia patients, refer to the measure named Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics, listed above.
Raleigh Campus - 100%
Cary Hospital - 95%
All Hospitals - 95%

     Higher percentages are better.