Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. Symptoms of pneumonia include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Pneumonia is serious and can be life-threatening, causing millions of people worldwide to seek treatment at hospitals each year, including UT Southwestern Medical Center.
UT Southwestern closely monitors several “core measures” – considered medical “best practices” in treating pneumonia – to ensure we are meeting recommended guidelines.
Compare UT Southwestern’s scores with state and national averages for the following core measures:
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