Appendix 2 Additional checklist used for appraising studies to inform pneumonia aetiology

December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supplement 4, Vol. 56, piv55
Academic Journal
The article presents an additional checklist used for appraising studies to inform pneumonia aetiology. Topics covered include separate identification of patients with community acquired pneumonia, purpose of designing the study, patient sample representative, relevance of the geographical area and definition of the patient age group, microbial investigations, and the investigation biased toward a specific pathogen.


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