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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of patients with pneumonia who receive influenza screening or vaccination

Measure Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health Care Quality Improvement Program Quality Indicator.

Tables

1.96a Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients, age 50 years and older, discharged during October-February who were screened for influenza vaccine status and were vaccinated prior to discharge, if indicated, United States, 2002 and 2003.

1.96b Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients, age 50 years and older, discharged during October-February who were screened for influenza vaccine status and were vaccinated prior to discharge, if indicated, by State, 2002 and 2003.

Data Source

CMS, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.

Denominator

Medicare hospital discharges age 50 and over during October, November, December, January and February meeting either of the following criteria:

  1. Principal diagnosis of pneumonia (ICD-9-CM codes: 480-483.8, 485-486, 487.0)
  2. Secondary diagnosis of pneumonia and a principal diagnosis of either septicemia (ICD-9-CM code of 038.0-038.9) or respiratory failure (acute or chronic, ICD-9-CM code 518.81)

Numerator

Subset of the denominator population who were screened for influenza vaccine status and were vaccinated prior to discharge, if indicated.

Comments

Further information about this and other pneumonia measures is available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/center/quality.asp.

Percent of patients with pneumonia who receive pneumococcal screening or vaccination. Percent of patients with pneumonia who receive the initial antibiotic consistent with current recommendations.

 

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