Pneumonia quality indicators
How do we compare?
At Community Health Network, we take pride in the care we provide to our patients. To monitor the quality of that care, we track specific quality measures and compare them to benchmark measures. We publish this information so that you can see how effective Community Health Network is regarding the treatment of pneumonia.
What is pneumonia?
"Pneumonia" is an inflammation of the lung or surrounding tissue. It generally involves consolidation of the affected parts, with the air sacs (alveoli) being filled with waste from the offending agent. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, chemicals, trauma, or ingested material that enters the trachea by way of the esophagus.
Community-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are similar, but ventilator-associated pneumonia is generally more severe and requires vigilant preventive efforts by intensive care unit staff members who care for patients on ventilators.
These quality measures show some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, to someone who has pneumonia.
Pneumonia care quality indicators