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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||100%|
|Duke University Hospital||99%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||100%|
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 pneumonia patients with a history of smoking cigarettes who were given information or counseling to help them quit smoking.
Smoking damages the lungs and can make breathing difficult, increasing the risk for pneumonia and other chronic lung diseases. Quitting may reduce a patient’s chance of contracting pneumonia again.
Patients who receive advice or counseling about quitting smoking are more likely to quit than those who do not.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: