TITLE

Review: Risk prediction scales have different strengths and weaknesses for predicting mortality in community-acquired pneumonia

AUTHOR(S)
Steinberg, Daniel I.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;4/17/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 4, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study which noted the correctness of the prediction of mortality in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) using risk stratification scales. The study was conducted by researcher Y.K. Loke and colleagues, and was published in a 2010 issue of the journal "Thorax." The study revealed that the Pneumonia Severity Index and CRB-65 scale are the most sensitive and specific for predicting mortality in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
ACCESSION #
64279642

 

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