Severity assessment in community-acquired pneumonia: moving on

Wei Shen Lim
April 2007
Thorax;Apr2007, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p287
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the severity assessment tools in managing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). He points that the use Pneumonia Severity Index is a well establishment tool to assess patients with CAP. He also recognizes the use of CURB65, which take account on the presence of confusion, raised urea, raised respiratory rate, low blood pressure, and age which is greater than 65 years. He also notes that further validation of these tools can lead to improve clinical outcomes.


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