Pneumonia: Antibiotic Given Within Six Hours of Arrival at Hospital
What does it mean?
Patients with in pneumonia, which is an infection in the lungs, should receive antibiotics to begin treatment of the infection within six hours of arriving at the hospital.
Why is it important?
Research shows that when the right antibiotic is given to a patient with the lung infection pneumonia with six hours of arriving at the hospital or emergency room, they recover quicker and with fewer complications.
What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of patients with pneumonia receiving an antibiotic within six hours of their arrival at the hospital.