Hospitalized pneumonia. Outcomes, treatment patterns, and costs in urban and rural areas.

@article{Lave1996HospitalizedPO,
  title={Hospitalized pneumonia. Outcomes, treatment patterns, and costs in urban and rural areas.},
  author={Judith R. Lave and Michael J. Fine and Steadman Scott Sankey and Barbara H. Hanusa and Lisa A. Weissfeld and Wishwa Kapoor},
  journal={Journal of general internal medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 7},
  pages={415-21}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe discharge rates, geographic and patient characteristics, treatment patterns, costs, and outcomes of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in Pennsylvania hospitals and compare these patients from rural and urban counties. DESIGN A retrospective database study. PATIENTS Adult patients (age > or = 18) with an ICD-9-CM diagnosis of pneumonia discharged from 193 Pennsylvania hospitals (n = 36,222) in 1991 from the MediQual Systems Pennsylvania… CONTINUE READING

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