Trends in hospitalizations for pneumonia among persons aged 65 years or older in the United States, 1988-2002.

@article{Fry2005TrendsIH,
  title={Trends in hospitalizations for pneumonia among persons aged 65 years or older in the United States, 1988-2002.},
  author={Alicia M. Fry and David K Shay and Robert C. Holman and Aaron T. Curns and Larry J. Anderson},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2005},
  volume={294 21},
  pages={2712-9}
}
CONTEXT Pneumonia causes significant mortality and morbidity among persons aged 65 years or older. However, few studies have explored trends according to age groups, which may affect intervention strategies. OBJECTIVES To examine trends in hospitalizations for pneumonia among persons aged 65 years or older and to compare characteristics, outcomes, and comorbid diagnoses. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Data from 1988 through 2002 on pneumonia and comorbid diagnoses among patients aged 65 to… CONTINUE READING

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