Pneumonia Care Measures 

To care for patients with pneumonia, a serious lung infection, we follow a series of recommended treatments. The information below shows how well Mount Sinai follows those guidelines for patients with pneumonia compared to the national average for all hospitals. Unless noted, a higher score is better. 

PNEUMONIA MEASURES 

Process Measures Mount Sinai (Oct 2011-Sep 2012) National Average (Oct 2011-Sep 2012)
Pneumonia patients assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination if needed (over 65) 100.0 % 95.0 %
Pneumonia patients whose first blood culture in the emergency room was performed prior to receiving the 1st dose of antibiotics 97.6 % 97.0 %
Pneumonia patients given smoking cessation advice/counseling 100.0 % 98.0 %
 Pneumonia patients given initial antibiotic within 6 hours after arrival at hospital 95.2 % 96.0 %
Pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic 95.4 % 95.0 %
Pneumonia patients assessed and given influenza vaccination 98.9 % 93.0 %

 

Outcome Measures* Mount Sinai
(Jul 09 - Jun 12)
National Average (Jul 09 - Jun 12)
30-day Mortality 9.2 % 11.9 %
30-day Readmission 22.1 % 18.5 %

* A lower score is better

 

Last Updated: 8/16/13