Pneumococcal Vaccination 2015-08-27T16:02:14-05:00

Pneumococcal Antibiotics

Pneumonia Antibiotics

Pneumonia is a serious condition caused by a viral or bacterial infection that fills your lungs with mucus. If pneumonia is caused by bacteria, hospitals will treat the infection with the appropriate antibiotics.

This measure is used to assess the percent of qualifying patients with pneumonia who receive an initial antibiotic within the first 24 hours after arrival at the hospital.

The most recent report (4th Qtr.,2014) shows 81% of eligible patients at UAMS received appropriate pneumococcal antibiotics, compared with the national average of 95% and the University Healthsystem Consortium average of 94%.