For patients diagnosed with pneumonia, there are certain treatment guidelines that, if followed, will help these patients recover faster and with fewer complications. The chart below outlines these specific treatment guidelines and compares UMMC's performance in these key measures with national averages. For more information, click on any of the underlined measures below.

Safe and Effective Care National UMMC UMMC UMMC UMMC
    Jul.-Sep. 2012 Oct.-Dec. 2012 Jan.-Mar. 2013 Apr.-Jun. 2013
Blood Cultures Before Initial Antibiotic Received
Percent of pneumonia patients whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first dose of antibiotics.
97.4% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Source: The Joint Commission

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