[Development of an instrument to assess the severity of community acquired pneumonia among hospitalized patients].

@article{Saldas2004DevelopmentOA,
  title={[Development of an instrument to assess the severity of community acquired pneumonia among hospitalized patients].},
  author={Fernando J Sald{\'i}as and Gonzalo Farias and Luis Miguel Villarroel and Gonzalo S Valdivia and Jos{\'e} Miguel Mard{\'o}nez and Alejandro D{\'i}az},
  journal={Revista medica de Chile},
  year={2004},
  volume={132 9},
  pages={1037-46}
}
BACKGROUND Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) severity assessment is crucial. AIM To develop a practical clinical severity assessment model for stratifying immunocompetent adult patients hospitalized with CAP into different management groups. PATIENTS AND METHODS During a 24 months period, 455 adult patients (250 male, mean age 69 +/- 19 years old) were evaluated. All the relevant clinical information recorded and they were followed during hospital stay until discharge or death. Mortality… CONTINUE READING