Littleton Regional Hospital Performance Reports
Reporting Period for HQA Measures:
Second Quarter 2011 through First Quarter 2012 Discharges
|Pneumonia Process of Care Measures||Littleton Regional Hospital Average||State Average||National Average|
|Percent of Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics: A blood culture tells what kind of medicine will work best to treat your pneumonia.||97%||98%||97%|
|Percent of Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s): Antibiotics are medicines that treat infection, and each one is different. Hospitals should choose the antibiotics that best treat the infection type for each pneumonia patient.||100%||96%||95%|
**: The number of cases is too small (below 25) to reliably tell how well a hospital is performing.
Please Note: The percentages include only patients whose history and condition indicate the treatment is appropriate. Talk to your health care provider if you have questions about your treatment.