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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||99%|
|Duke University Hospital||98%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||98%|
The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges April 2011 through March 2012.
(1) The U.S. average includes all reporting hospitals in the United States.
(2) The N.C. average includes all reporting hospitals in the state of North Carolina.
(3) "Top Hospitals" represent the top 10% of hospitals nationwide. These hospitals achieved 100% on this measure.
The percentage of eligible pneumonia patients who received their first dose of antibiotics within four hours of arrival at the hospital. Patients who get pneumonia during their stay at the hospital are not counted in this measure.
Antibiotics treat pneumonia caused by bacteria. Antibiotic treatment within four hours of hospital admission can cure bacterial pneumonia and reduce the possibility of complications.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: