The HCAP gap: differences between self-reported practice patterns and published guidelines for health care-associated pneumonia.

@article{Seymann2009TheHG,
  title={The HCAP gap: differences between self-reported practice patterns and published guidelines for health care-associated pneumonia.},
  author={Gregory B. Seymann and Lorenzo Di Francesco and Bradley A. Sharpe and Jeffrey T. Rohde and Peter F. Fedullo and Aaron B. Schneir and Christopher Fee and K. S. May Chan and Pedram Fatehi and T L Dam},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={1868-74}
}
BACKGROUND Health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) is prevalent among hospitalized patients. In contrast to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), patients with HCAP are at increased risk for multidrug-resistant organisms, and appropriate initial antibiotic therapy is associated with reduced mortality. METHODS An online survey was distributed to faculty and housestaff at 4 academic medical centers. The survey required respondents to choose initial antibiotic therapy for 9 hypothetical pneumonia… CONTINUE READING