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Especially For:

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
  • Fatigue

Percent of Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)

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Billings ClinicState of Montana AverageUnited States AverageTop 10% of Hospitals Nationwide

100%

94%

95%

The rates displayed are from data reported for hospital discharges October 2012 through 
September 2013.

Percent of Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics

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Billings ClinicState of Montana AverageUnited States AverageTop 10% of Hospitals Nationwide

99%

97%

98%

The rates displayed are from data reported for hospital discharges October 2012 through 
September 2013.

The percentage includes only patients whose history and condition indicate the treatment is appropriate. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about your treatment.

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