|Pneumonia is caused by a viral or bacterial infection that fills your lungs with mucus. This lowers the oxygen level in your blood.|
The Appropriate Care Measure (ACM) is a patient-centered composite score that captures whether or not a patient received all of the recommended treatments they were elibigle to receive, based on their specific condition.
A quality measure is medical information from patient records converted into a rate or percentage that shows how well hospitals care for their patients. You can use this quality information to help you compare hospitals.
Percent of Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior to the Administration of the First Hospital Dose of Antibiotics