Processes and outcomes of care for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) cohort study.

@article{Fine1999ProcessesAO,
  title={Processes and outcomes of care for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) cohort study.},
  author={Michael J. Fine and Roslyn A. Stone and Daniel E. Singer and Christopher M. Coley and Tom Marrie and Judith R. Lave and Linda J. Hough and D. S. Obrosky and Richard Schulz and Edmund M. Ricci and Joan Rogers and Wishwa Kapoor},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 9},
  pages={970-80}
}
BACKGROUND Although understanding the processes of care and medical outcomes for patients with community-acquired pneumonia is instrumental to improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of care for this illness, limited information is available on how physicians manage patients with this illness or on medical outcomes other than short-term mortality. OBJECTIVES To describe the processes of care and to assess a broad range of medical outcomes for ambulatory and hospitalized patients with… CONTINUE READING