TITLE

Predicting Need for Hospitalization of Patients with Pandemi (H1N1) 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA

AUTHOR(S)
Vasoo, Shawn; Singh, Kamaljit; Trenholme, Gordon M.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Oct2010, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p1594
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the absence of established guidelines for hospitalization of patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009, we studied emergency department patients to identify clinical parameters that predict need for hospitalization. Independent predictors of hospitalization include multiple high-risk medical conditions, dyspnea, and hypoxia. These findings are easily applicable, with a 79% positive predictive value for hospitalization.
ACCESSION #
55321268

 

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