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Bedside Score of Ruiz-Gonzalez et al for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Purpose:

To initially evaluate a patient presenting with a community-acquired pneumonia using the bedside score of Ruiz-Gonzalez.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J15, J18

Description:

Ruiz-Gonzalez et al developed a bedside predictive model and scoring system to evaluate patients with community-acquired pneumonia. The goal is to identify the probable etiology for the pneumonia, with selection of initial empiric therapy. The authors are from the University Hospital of Lleida in Catalonia, Spain.

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