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Model for Predicting Bacteremia in Patient with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Purpose:

To identify a patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who is at risk for bacteremia using the model of Lee et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J18

Description:

Lee et al developed a model for predicting bacteremia in a patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Seoul National University and Inha University in South Korea.

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