Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection. Many different organisms can cause pneumonia, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. Pneumonia can range from very mild to very severe, even fatal, depending on the type of organism causing it as well as the age and current health of the individual.
Symptoms of pneumonia
Symptoms can include fever, fatigue, difficulty breathing, chills, “wet” cough and chest pain.
These scores show how well hospitals are treating eligible pneumonia patients. Patients with contraindications, those at higher risk of experiencing complications,to any of the recommended treatments are excluded from the scores for that treatment. Higher percentages indicate better performance.
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