TITLE

Incidence, mortality and economic consequences

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supplement 4, Vol. 56, piv13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the incidence, mortality and economic consequences of community acquired pneumonia (CAP). The annual incidence in the community is 5-11 per 1000 adult population. CAP accounts for 5-12% of all cases of adult lower respiratory tract infection managed by general practitioners in the community. The incidence varies markedly with age, being much higher in the very young and the elderly. The incidence of CAP requiring admission to hospital varies between 1.1 and 4 per 1000 population. The reported mortality rate of adults with CAP managed in the community in Great Britain is very low at less than 1%. The reported mortality rate of adults admitted to hospital with CAP in Great Britain has varied between 5.7% and 12%. A prevalence based burden of illness study estimated that CAP in Great Britain incurred a direct healthcare cost of 441 million pounds annually at 1992-3 prices.
ACCESSION #
12965149

 

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