TITLE

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

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supplement 4, Vol. 56, piv55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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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12965160

 

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