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A prediction rule to identify low-risk patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
BACKGROUND There is considerable variability in rates of hospitalization of patients with community-acquired pneumonia, in part because of physicians' uncertainty in assessing the severity of illnessExpand
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Classifying and Predicting Errors of Inpatient Medication Reconciliation
BackgroundFailure to reconcile medications across transitions in care is an important source of potential harm to patients. Little is known about the predictors of unintentional medicationExpand
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Prevalence of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in college students.
Upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders are the fastest growing source of disability in the US workplace (1,2), affecting workers of all ages, including those less than 25 years old (3). ComputerExpand
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Time to clinical stability in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia: implications for practice guidelines.
CONTEXT Many groups have developed guidelines to shorten hospital length of stay in pneumonia in order to decrease costs, but the length of time until a patient hospitalized with pneumonia becomesExpand
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Processes and outcomes of care for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) cohort study.
BACKGROUND Although understanding the processes of care and medical outcomes for patients with community-acquired pneumonia is instrumental to improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of care forExpand
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Influence of age on symptoms at presentation in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
BACKGROUND Advanced age has become a well-recognized risk factor for death in patients with pneumonia. It may also be associated with reduced symptom reporting, raising the possibility that diagnosisExpand
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Ambulatory patients with community-acquired pneumonia: the frequency of atypical agents and clinical course.
OBJECTIVES To determine the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in patients treated in an ambulatory setting, using serological methods, and to compare presenting symptoms, radiographicExpand
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Severe community-acquired pneumonia: use of intensive care services and evaluation of American and British Thoracic Society Diagnostic criteria.
Despite careful evaluation of changes in hospital care for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), little is known about intensive care unit (ICU) use in the treatment of this disease. There are criteriaExpand
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Causes of death for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team cohort study.
BACKGROUND To our knowledge, no previous study has systematically examined pneumonia-related and pneumonia-unrelated mortality. This study was performed to identify the cause(s) of death and toExpand
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Effect of an electronic medication reconciliation application and process redesign on potential adverse drug events: a cluster-randomized trial.
BACKGROUND Medication reconciliation at transitions in care is a national patient safety goal, but its effects on important patient outcomes require further evaluation. We sought to measure theExpand
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