Quality and Safety
St. Luke's Boise / Meridian Medical Centers
Percent of Pneumonia Patients Given Initial Antibiotics Within Six Hours of Hospital Arrival
Antibiotics are used to treat adults with pneumonia caused by bacteria. Early treatment with antibiotics can cure bacterial pneumonia and reduce the possibility of complications. This information shows the percent of patients who were given their first dose of antibiotics within six hours of arrival at the hospital. Patients who get pneumonia during their stay at the hospital are not counted in this measure.