Comparing the pneumonia severity index with CURB-65 in patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia.

@article{AnandaRajah2008ComparingTP,
  title={Comparing the pneumonia severity index with CURB-65 in patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Michelle Ananda-Rajah and Patrick G. P. Charles and Sharmila Melvani and Laurelle L Burrell and Paul D R Johnson and M Lindsay Grayson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={293-300}
}
Pneumonia severity assessment systems such as the pneumonia severity index (PSI) and CURB-65 were designed to direct appropriate site of care based on 30-d mortality. Increasingly they are being used to guide empirical antibiotic therapy and also possibly to detect patients who will require admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). We retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients admitted to our institution with confirmed community acquired pneumonia (CAP) for the 12 months from… CONTINUE READING
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