Pneumonia – Treatment

In 2014, US healthcare spending exceeded $3.0 trillion with nearly 1/3 spent on hospitalizations. Informed by real-world data from an Electronic Health Record (EHR) database of clinical and administrative records spanning 273 million encounters for 60 million patients in 600+ hospitals across the US, Boston Strategic Partners (BSP) Real World data report, Hospital-Treated Pneumonia, estimates 30% of all hospital discharges involve treatment of infectious organisms. Pneumonia is responsible for an estimated 12% of all hospital stays. At an average cost of $15,500 per occurrence, we estimate that hospitalizations for severe infections account for around $212 billion in annual spending or 7% of total healthcare expenditure. In this report, we conduct an in-depth analysis of pneumonia patient characteristics, medication management, costs, and laboratory testing.

Hospital-Treated Pneumonia: Treatment

Gram-negative bacteria are the likely causative agents of most pneumonia infections and physicians treat most of these patients with levofloxacin, ceftriaxone, and azithromycin. Hospital-Treated Pneumonia: Treatment is part two of a two-part series on hospital-treated pneumonia. This report provides quantitative, objective data using real-world patient encounters and reflects real physician decisions and encounter characteristics (e.g. patient response to therapy and outcomes) in key areas, such as antimicrobial stewardship.

Treatment: Table of Contents 

  1. Patient Flow
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Incidence and Impact of Disease
    • Incidence
    • Length of Stay
    • Total Cost
  4. Patient Demographics
    • Age
    • Insurance type
    • Gender
    • Region
    • Mortality
    • Comorbid Conditions
  5. Patient Flow through the Hospital
    • Admission Site
    • Lab Testing
    • Lab TAT
    • Results
    • Etiology
    • Empiric Therapy
    • Change in treatment
  6. Drug Share for Key Therapeutics
    • Most Common
    • LOS
    • APACHE Score
    • Treatment Duration
    • Product Dashboards
      • Market Share
      • Demographics
      • Hospitalization
  7. Outcomes of Treatment
    • Antibiotic Usage
    • Mortality
    • Cost per Patient
  8. Database Overview
  9. Methodology

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