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Pneumonia Reports

Blood cultures performed in the Emergency Department

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 99%
Kansas Average 98%
National Average 98%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Blood cultures help health care providers choose the appropriate antibiotics for the type of pneumonia.

Most appropriate initial antibiotic(s) given

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 99%
Kansas Average 92%
National Average 95%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Giving antibiotics early has been found to reduce the risk of death with patients with pneumonia.

Source: Source: Hospital Compare; July 2012 to June 2013