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Pneumonia Care

Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue. These measures show some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia.

Hospital Discharges 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014

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

Billings Clinic 99%
State of Montana Avg 96%
United States Avg 96%

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.

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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