TITLE

CRB-65 for the assessment of pneumonia severity: who could ask for more?

AUTHOR(S)
Ewig, Santiago; Weite, Tobias
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Thorax;Aug2008, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p665
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of CURB score and its modifications (CURB-65, CRB-65) in assessing the severity of pneumonia. Once important shortcoming of the CRB-65 rule is the major role of age. It mentions that a very important group with a very high risk of community acquired pneumonia is the very elderly and severely disabled population.
ACCESSION #
34153252

 

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