Patient and hospital characteristics associated with recommended processes of care for elderly patients hospitalized with pneumonia: results from the medicare quality indicator system pneumonia module.

@article{Fine2002PatientAH,
  title={Patient and hospital characteristics associated with recommended processes of care for elderly patients hospitalized with pneumonia: results from the medicare quality indicator system pneumonia module.},
  author={Jonathan M. Fine and Michael J. Fine and Deron H. Galusha and Marcia Petrillo and Thomas P. Meehan},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={162 7},
  pages={827-33}
}
BACKGROUND Unexplained wide variability exists in the performance of key initial processes of care associated with improved survival of elderly patients (those > or =65 years) hospitalized with pneumonia. The objective of this study was to assess which patient and hospital characteristics are associated with performance of these key initial processes of care for hospitalized elderly patients with pneumonia. METHODS A retrospective cohort analysis was performed using data from the Medicare… CONTINUE READING