Pneumonia is a serious lung infection usually caused by bacteria or a
virus. It can cause difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue and
can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. If pneumonia
patients who require hospitalization are treated following certain
guidelines, they can recover faster and with fewer complications.
The graphs below show Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s
performance in following best practices (evidence-based processes of care) and
achieving the best results when treating patients with heart failure.
A column with N/A indicates one of the following: we did not have enough eligible patients to report on that measure; CMS held the data for one or more quarters; results were unavailable for the reporting period; no cases met the criteria for the measure; or results could not be calculated for the reporting period.
The reports on
our site include information from Hospital
Compare as well as our most current data averaged over the past year.
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 certain antibiotics depending on the specific bacteria. This chart shows the percent of patients who received a recommended antibiotic.
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