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Pittsburgh Pneumonia Prognostic Index

Purpose:

To use the Pittsburgh Pneumonia Index to predict the level of risk for a patient presenting with community acquired pneumonia.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

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

Description:

The Pittsburgh Pneumonia Prognostic Index for community acquired pneumonia was developed by Fine et al in 1990 and reflects the findings in patients with community acquired pneumonia at 3 Pittsburgh hospitals.

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