Pneumonia Report Cards
Quality of Care: Pneumonia
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
You should also be aware that flu shots reduce the risk of influenza, a serious and sometimes deadly lung infection that can spread quickly in a community. Hospitals should check to make sure that pneumonia patients get a flu shot during flu season to protect them from another lung infection and to help prevent the spread of influenza in the community.
These measures show some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia.
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Pneumonia - Hackley Campus
Pneumonia - Mercy Campus
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Compare