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Percent of Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
Why is This Important?
The influenza vaccine may help patients avoid getting pneumonia in the future. Patients with pneumonia should be asked if they were vaccinated recently for influenza and, if not, should be given the vaccine.
About This Graph
Recognizing the importance of influenza vaccination to help prevent pneumonia, this measure indicates how often Norwalk Hospital provides the vaccine to eligible patients as compared to other Connecticut and U.S. hospitals. Higher percentages are better. (Graph data: Oct. 2010 through Sept. 2011.)
What We Are Doing to Improve
A multidisciplinary team is working with clinicians to assess the Hospital’s performance and to identify opportunities for improvements. Our goal is to consistently achieve 100 percent performance in this measure for appropriate patients. Results are updated frequently.