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Prediction Rule of Patient Risk in Community Acquired Pneumonia (Pneumonia Severity Index, PSI)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Description:

Patients with community-acquired pneumonia can be divided into risk-associated classes based on clinical and laboratory test findings. The class was also associated with outpatient therapy outcome, length of hospitalization and need for intensive care. Authors participated in the pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) cohort study.

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