Modern Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Is It Cost-Effective and are Outcomes Acceptable?

@article{Mertz2011ModernMO,
  title={Modern Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Is It Cost-Effective and are Outcomes Acceptable?},
  author={Dominik Mertz and J. Douglas Johnstone},
  journal={Current infectious disease reports},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={269-77}
}
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the most important cause of death from infectious diseases in the developed world and is associated with a high economic burden. Researchers have therefore sought ways to improve CAP outcomes while reducing costs. In this review, we highlight the current evidence supporting modern approaches to CAP management, including the use of severity indices to safely increase the proportion of patients treated at home, the use of procalcitonin to decrease antibiotic… CONTINUE READING