Severity assessment tools for predicting mortality in hospitalised patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Chalmers2010SeverityAT,
  title={Severity assessment tools for predicting mortality in hospitalised patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={James D Chalmers and Aran Singanayagam and Ahsan R. Akram and Pallavi Mandal and Philip M. Short and Gourab Choudhury and Victoria Wood and Adam T. Hill},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 10},
  pages={878-83}
}
INTRODUCTION International guidelines recommend a severity-based approach to management in community-acquired pneumonia. CURB65, CRB65 and the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) are the most widely recommended severity scores. The aim of this study was to compare the performance characteristics of these scores for predicting mortality in community-acquired pneumonia. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted according to MOOSE (meta-analysis of observational studies in… CONTINUE READING