AHRQ: Hospital pneumonia death rates decline 45%

08/9/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Mortality rates for patients admitted to the hospital with pneumonia declined 45% from 2000 to 2007, according to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. States with the lowest in-hospital pneumonia mortality rates were Arizona and Maryland, while Nebraska, Wyoming and Hawaii had the highest rates.

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