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

Vasoo, Shawn; Singh, Kamaljit; Trenholme, Gordon M.
October 2010
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Oct2010, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p1594
Academic Journal
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.


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