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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||98%|
|Duke University Hospital||99%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||99%|
The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges October 2011 through September 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 had a blood culture taken prior to receiving antibiotics.
If pneumonia is caused by bacteria, hospitals will usually treat the infection with antibiotics. Different antibiotics are more effective at treating different bacteria.
Hospitals use blood culture tests to determine the most effective antibiotic to treat a particular strain of pneumonia.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: