Pneumonia is a serious infection and/or inflammation of the lungs. Oxygen has trouble reaching your blood. If there is too little oxygen in your blood, your body cells don't work properly. Because of this, pneumonia is a very serious condition. Appropriate recommended care for pneumonia patients includes: performing blood cultures when indicated, oxygen assessment, selecting and administering antibiotics in the Emergency Department within 6 hours of arrival, assessing vaccination status, and advising smokers to quit.
The data above is from the most recent reporting period (July 2011 through June 2012) and reflects a rolling 12-month average. The U.S., Georgia and Grady hospital data is provided by Hospital Compare. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services, and other members of the Hospital Quality Alliance: Improving Care Through Information (HQA).
The most current data (Grady - 3rd Quarter 2012) is provided by the University Healthsystem Consortium.