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Pneumonia is caused by a viral or bacterial infection that fills your lungs with mucus. This lowers the oxygen level in your blood. Community acquired pneumonia is a major contributor to illness and mortality in the United States, causing 4 million episodes of illness and nearly one million hospital admissions each year. Symptoms of pneumonia can include the following:
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Key IndicatorsScientific evidence indicates that the following measures represent the best practices for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. Higher scores are better.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Compare
Additional Resources To obtain more quality information regarding Pneumonia, please visit the websites:The Joint Commission and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Hospital Compare.
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