PN-6 Initial Antibiotic Selection for Community- Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Immunocompetent Patients

Immunocompetent patients with CAP who receive an initial antibiotic regimen during the first 24 hours that is consistent with current guidelines.


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Pneumonia patients who received an initial antibiotic regimen consistent with current guidelines during the first 24 hours of hospitalization. Numerator 1 (in population 1) defines appropriate antibiotics for ICU patients. Numerator 2 (in population 2) defines appropriate antibiotics for non-ICU patients. 


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Pneumonia patients 18 years of age and older with an ICD-9- CM Hospital Measures- Principal Diagnosis Code of pneumonia, OR ICD-9-CM Hospital Measures-Principal Diagnosis Code of septicemia or respiratory failure (acute or chronic) and also a secondary ICD-9-CM Other Diagnosis Code of pneumonia, and abnormal findings on chest x-ray or CT scan of the chest within 24 hours prior to hospital arrival or during the hospitalization.