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  • NQMC:004361

Pneumonia: percent of patients who receive their first dose of antibiotics within 6 hours after arrival at the hospital.

Specifications manual for national hospital inpatient quality measures, version 2.5b. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission; 2008 Oct. various p.

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Specifications manual for national hospital inpatient quality measures, version 2.5b. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission; 2008 Oct. various p.

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