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    Quality Report - Pneumonia

    Sutter Medical Center Sacramento

    Pneumonia and Influenza are the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The incidence of pneumonia increases with age, and approximately 90 percent of deaths in the population aged 65 or older are due to this condition. Below are some of the key areas that medical experts focus on when caring for patients with pneumonia. They include important actions that should be taken when a patient is hospitalized with pneumonia.

    Sutter Medical Center Sacramento (SMCS)
    Data Source:
    Data from MIDAS DataVision (and provided to CMS), January 2011 to December 2011
    U.S. Average
    Data Source:CMS Hospital Compare, 2009Q4 to 2010Q3
    Our goal is to perform among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.
    Data Source:CMS Hospital Compare, 2009Q4 to 2010Q3

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