Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
713.9 hospital admissions for pneumonia per 100,000 adults (2016)

Target:
642.5 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
713.9 hospital admissions for pneumonia per 100,000 adults aged 65 years and over occurred in 2016

Reduce the rate of hospital admissions for pneumonia among older adults

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

Older adults are more likely to get pneumonia and to be hospitalized for it. Pneumonia is also a leading cause of death for older adults. Making sure older adults get flu and pneumococcal vaccines and encouraging people to quit smoking can help reduce hospital admissions for pneumonia.