TITLE

Moderate- and high-intensity implementation of guidelines increased outpatient care of low-risk pneumonia: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Akl, Elie A.
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views regarding a study of patients infected with community-acquired pneumonia. The study included a stringent cluster randomized trial design, which decreased risk for contamination between intervention and control groups. The author states that such design poses challenges like risk for imbalance in baseline characteristics and less-than-independent action of practitioners within clusters. Moreover, moderate- and high-intensity implementation of guidelines led to improvement in a patient-important outcome by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations.
ACCESSION #
21490812

 

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