What Are We Measuring?

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluates 30-day mortality and readmission rates for pneumonia patients.

  • 30-Day Mortality Rate: the percentage of pneumonia patients who died within 30 days of admission to the hospital
  • 30-Day Readmission Rate: the percentage of pneumonia patients who were discharged from the hospital and were readmitted to any hospital for any reason in the next 30 days

How We Are Performing?

Pneumonia 30-Day Mortality Rate

Lower scores are better

The following chart shows the Pneumonia 30-Day Mortality Rate from July 2016 to June 2019. 13.1% is the Mass General rate. 5.4% is the national rate. The star symbol indicates that performance is statistically better than the benchmark.
Data Source: CMS Hospital Compare
Data Period: July 2016 - June 2019

   ★ Performance is statistically better than the benchmark
= Performance is statistically similar to the benchmark
   ▼ Performance is statistically worse than the benchmark

Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate

Lower scores are better

The following chart shows the Pneumonia 30-Day Mortality Rate from July 2016 to June 2019. 17.6% is the Mass General rate. 16.6% is the national rate. The equal symbol indicates that performance is statistically similar to the benchmark.
Data Source: CMS Hospital Compare
Data Period: July 2016 - June 2019

   ★ Performance is statistically better than the benchmark
= Performance is statistically similar to the benchmark
   ▼ Performance is statistically worse than the benchmark