Three California hospitals lag in pneumonia report

San Diego Union-Tribune, July 9, 2008

A recent report shows that several hospitals in California posed a significantly higher mortality rate for pneumonia patients than the more than 260 other medical centers in that state. California hospitals are not alone, though - as many as four million people are admitted to U.S. hospitals each year for treatment of the disease, prompting strong support of specific measures that will reduce the number of pneumonia-related deaths.


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