Audit of the management of patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia.

@article{Foley2006AuditOT,
  title={Audit of the management of patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Susan C Foley and Eric M Kelly and Shane J O'neill},
  journal={Irish medical journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 5},
  pages={138-40}
}
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. There is evidence that guidelines do guide and standardise management, but with less measurable effect on outcome. We prospectively audited the management of CAP in patients admitted to a Dublin hospital during the winter of 2003/04. The main objective was to evaluate the quality of care for CAP using the BTS guidelines as a standard of management. 164 patients were admitted with CAP during the defined… CONTINUE READING