Prediction of severe community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Marti2012PredictionOS,
  title={Prediction of severe community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Christophe Marti and Nicolas Garin and Olivier Grosgurin and Antoine Poncet and Christophe Combescure and Sebastian Carballo and A Perrier},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION Severity assessment and site-of-care decisions for patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are pivotal for patients' safety and adequate allocation of resources. Late admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) has been associated with increased mortality in CAP. We aimed to review and meta-analyze systematically the performance of clinical prediction rules to identify CAP patients requiring ICU admission or intensive treatment. METHODS We systematically searched Medline… CONTINUE READING
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