Diagnosing pneumonia by physical examination: relevant or relic?

@article{Wipf1999DiagnosingPB,
  title={Diagnosing pneumonia by physical examination: relevant or relic?},
  author={Joyce E. Wipf and Benjamin A Lipsky and Jan V. Hirschmann and Edward J Boyko and Jun Takasugi and Renee L. Peugeot and Carol Louise Davis},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 10},
  pages={
          1082-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The reliability of chest physical examination and the degree of agreement among examiners in diagnosing pneumonia based on these findings are largely unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine the accuracy of various physical examination maneuvers in diagnosing pneumonia and to compare the interobserver reliability of the maneuvers among 3 examiners. METHODS Fifty-two male patients presenting to the emergency department of a university-affiliated Veterans Affairs medical center with… CONTINUE READING
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