TITLE

Assessment of illness severity in community acquired pneumonia: a useful new prediction tool?

AUTHOR(S)
Woodhead, M.
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Thorax;May2003, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p371
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Focuses on the use of Confusion Blood Urea Respiratory Rate and Blood Pressure (CURB)-65 severity prediction tool in assessing illness severity in community acquired pneumonia. Identification of the most important prognostic factors associated with the mortality of hospitalized adult patients from primary care based healthcare systems; Calculation of the CURB severity score.
ACCESSION #
10077531

 

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