Incheon Sejong Hospital, which is the first and only medical complex in Korea (Chairman Park Jin-sik) obtained grade 1 in ‘the 4th Pneumonia Adequacy Evaluation’ announced by Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA) on July 15 (Thursday).
HIRA has conducted pneumonia adequacy evaluation since 2014 to identify the current state of care at medical institutions and provide information necessary for the public to select a medical institution.
The evaluation was conducted on 660 tertiary general hospitals and general hospitals across the nation which treated adult patients aged 18 or over who were hospitalized for pneumonia with antibiotics from October, 2019 to February, 2020.
Incheon Sejong Hospital obtained grade 1 with the overall score of 99.7 which is significantly higher than 73.6, average score for hospitals evaluated from the evaluation on items such as △oxygen saturation test execution rate within 24 hours of arrival at the hospital, △ utilization rate of the severity assessment tool within 24 hours of arrival at the hospital, △ sputum smear test prescription rate within 24 hours of arrival at the hospital, △sputum culture test prescription rate within 24 hours of arrival at the hospital, △ rate of conducting blood culture test execution before administering first antibiotic, and △ antibiotic administration rate within 8 hours of arrival at the hospital.
Director Oh Byeong-hee of Incheon Sejong Hospital said, “all of our staff members have been making efforts to improve the quality of care since the opening of the hospital and I am delighted to see that our hospital obtained good grade in many adequacy evaluations conducted by reliable authorities.” “We will do our best to improve the diagnosis and quality of care as a representative medical institution in our community,” he added.