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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of patients with pneumonia who receive pneumococcal screening or vaccination

Measure Source

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

Tables

1.97a Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients, age 65 and older, who were screened for pneumococcal vaccine status and vaccinated prior to discharge, if indicated, United States, 2002 and 2003.

1.97b Percent of Medicare pneumonia patients, age 65 and older, who were screened for pneumococcal vaccine status and vaccinated prior to discharge, if indicated, by State, 2002 and 2003.

1.97c Percent of pneumonia patients, age 65 and older, who were screened for pneumococcal vaccine status and vaccinated prior to discharge, by State, 2004.

Data Source

CMS, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.

CMS, Hospital Compare.

Denominator

Medicare hospital discharges age 65 and over 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 pneumococcal 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.

Pneumonia mortality rate (number of deaths per 1,000 discharges for pneumonia). Percent of patients with pneumonia who receive influenza screening or vaccination.

 

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