Community acquired pneumonia: aetiology and usefulness of severity criteria on admission.

@article{Neill1996CommunityAP,
  title={Community acquired pneumonia: aetiology and usefulness of severity criteria on admission.},
  author={Alister M. Neill and Isobel R Martin and Robert C. Weir and Robert Finis Anderson and A Y Chereshsky and Michael J. Epton and Robert Jackson and Mona Schousboe and Chris Frampton and Susan Hutton and Stephen T. Chambers and George Town},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={
          1010-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Community acquired pneumonia remains an important cause of hospital admission and carries an appreciable mortality. Criteria for the assessment of severity during admission have been developed by the British Thoracic Society (BTS). A study was performed to determine the sensitivity and specificity of a severity rule based on a modification of the BTS prognostic rules applied on admission, to compare severity as assessed by medical staff with the modified rule, and to determine the… CONTINUE READING

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