Community-acquired pneumonia.

  title={Community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Lionel A. Mandell and Michael S. Niederman},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={334 13},
  pages={861; author reply 862-3}
Pneumonia is the sixth leading cause of death and the number one cause of death from infectious diseases in the United States [1]. In 1994, over 5.6 million people were diagnosed with communityacquired pneumonia in the U.S., but the majority, 4.6 million, was not treated in hospital. Although most patients with CAP are managed in the outpatient setting, most of the treatment costs (US$8.0 billion of the $8.4 billion spent on treatment) are focused on hospitalized patients, thus making the… CONTINUE READING

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