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Influence of Unstable Factors on Adverse Outcome Following Hospital Discharge in a Patient Admitted for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Halm et al studied the risk of an adverse event occurring after discharge from the hospital following admission for a community-acquired pneumonia. The number of unstable factors present in the 24 hours before discharge correlated with disability, readmission and death. The authors are from 5 university hospitals in the US and Canada.

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