The information and support needs of patients discharged after a short hospital stay for treatment of low-risk Community Acquired Pneumonia: implications for treatment without admission

@article{Baldie2008TheIA,
  title={The information and support needs of patients discharged after a short hospital stay for treatment of low-risk Community Acquired Pneumonia: implications for treatment without admission},
  author={Deborah J Baldie and Vikki A Entwistle and Peter Garnet Davey},
  journal={BMC Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={11 - 11}
}
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that patients with low-risk community acquired pneumonia (CAP) can be effectively treated as outpatients. This study aimed to explore patients' experiences of having pneumonia and seeking health care; their perceptions of the information provided by health professionals; how they self managed at home; their information and support needs; and their beliefs and preferences regarding site of care. METHODS We conducted qualitative, semi-structured… CONTINUE READING

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