Antibiotic Selection for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

What It Means
The percentage of all (ICU and non-ICU) pneumonia patients who receive an initial antibiotic during the first 24 hours that is consistent with the current North American antibiotic guidelines for Community-Acquired Pneumonia.

Why It Is Important
The North American Antibiotic Guidelines for treatment of community acquired pneumonia are developed by the Centers for Disease Control and other health care organizations. Treatment with the recommended antibiotic is associated with improved survival.

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