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Pneumonia or Lower Respiratory Tract Infection | Long Term Care

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient in a long term facility for evidence of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infection.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18, P23

Description:

McGeer et al developed criteria to identify pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections (bronchitis or tracheobronchitis) in a patient at a long term care facility.

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