Solutions for difficult diagnostic cases of community-acquired pneumonia.

  title={Solutions for difficult diagnostic cases of community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Michael J. Fine},
  volume={47 Suppl 4},
  pages={3-10; discussion 26-7}
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common illness that creates significant burdens upon the healthcare system. Improving the quality of medical care for patients with this illness requires an evidence-based and cost-efficient treatment approach. The first step in this approach is to make an accurate diagnosis, while considering the full differential diagnosis of the illness. This requires an understanding of the sensitivity and specificity of the history and physical examination to… CONTINUE READING