Success in Treating Pneumonia

Success in Treating Pneumonia

The graph below shows how well we care for patients with pneumonia from September 2011-August 2012. The graphic shows how many patients received care that follows the 6 criteria listed below.

All data current as of July 2013

Chart showing that 90% of Vanderbilt patients receive appropriate care for pneumonia









There are 6 key factors in what's widely considered appropriate care for pneumonia:

  1. Pneumonia vaccine
  2. Blood oxygen test
  3. Blood cultures done within 24 hours
  4. Quit smoking counseling
  5. Antibiotics given within 6 hours
  6. Choosing the right antibiotics