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OBJECTIVE To identify the incidence, causes, timing and risk factors associated with 1-year mortality in CAP patients after hospital discharge. METHODS Adult patients with CAP who were admitted to a tertiary hospital from 2007 to 2011 were prospectively recruited and followed up for 1 year after hospital discharge. RESULTS Of the 1284 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the frequency of, reasons for, and risk factors associated with additional health-care visits and re-hospitalizations (health-care interactions) among patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), within 30days of discharge from hospital. METHODS This was an observational analysis of a(More)
BACKGROUND Additional healthcare visits and rehospitalizations after discharge are frequent among patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and have a major impact on healthcare costs. We aimed to determine whether the implementation of an individualized educational program for hospitalized patients with CAP would decrease subsequent healthcare(More)
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