TITLE

Severity assessment

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supplement 4, Vol. 56, piv29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on severity assessment of community acquired pneumonia (CAP). CAP presents to physicians both in primary and secondary care as a wide spectrum of illness from mild and self-limiting to a life threatening and occasionally fatal disease. This breadth of illness severity is reflected in the variable mortality rates reported by studies of CAP in different clinical settings. A large number of studies conducted in hospital and ICUs have employed univariate analysis to identify risk factors associated with a poor prognosis. In hospital mortality has been the most common outcome measure. Univariate studies have suggested that over 40 different parameters are associated with mortality.
ACCESSION #
12965153

 

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