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Pneumonia is caused by a viral or bacterial infection that fills your lungs with mucus. This lowers the oxygen level in your blood. Symptoms of pneumonia can include the following:
     - Difficulty breathing
     - "Wet" cough. Your mucus may look green or bloody.
     - Chest pain
     - Fever and chills
     - Fatigue

These measures show some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, for most adults who have pneumonia.

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Blood Culture Was Performed Prior to the First Hospital Dose of Antibiotics
Different types of bacteria can cause pneumonia. A blood culture is a test that can help your health care provider identify which bacteria may have caused your pneumonia, and which antibiotic should be prescribed. A blood culture is not always needed, but for patients who are first seen in the hospital emergency department, it is important for the accuracy of the test that blood culture be conducted before any antibiotics are started. It is also important to start antibiotics as soon as possible.
Higher percentages are better.

Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Pneumonia is a lung infection that is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. If pneumonia is caused by bacteria, hospitals will treat the infection with antibiotics. Different bacteria are treated with different antibiotics. To learn about how hospitals use a blood test to choose the most effective treatment for pneumonia patients, refer to the Process of Care measure named Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics.
Higher percentages are better.

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