Influence of deviation from guidelines on the outcome of community-acquired pneumonia.

  title={Influence of deviation from guidelines on the outcome of community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Rosario Men{\'e}ndez and David Ballester Ferrando and Jose Manuel Valles and Julia Vallterra},
  volume={122 2},
STUDY OBJECTIVE s: Consensus guidelines for the empirical treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) have been published. We investigated the following factors: (1) the degree of adherence to American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) guidelines; and (2) the influence of adhering to these guidelines on mortality and length of hospitalization. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Tertiary-care teaching hospital… CONTINUE READING
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