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.

% of Pneumonia Patients – Blood Cultures Performed in Emergency Department Prior to Initial Antibiotic Received in Hospital
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013


% of Pneumonia Patients – Initial Antibiotic Selection in Immunocompetent – ICU and Non ICU Patient (CMS Only)
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013


The data above is from the most recent reporting period (April 2012 through March 2013) 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 – 2nd Quarter 2013) is provided by the University Healthsystem Consortium.