Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 27, issue 1, P33-48 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.11.015 View full text
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Timothy Wiemken, Robert Kelley, Julio Ramirez

Abstract: During the initial management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), physicians need to assess severity of the disease and predict likely clinical outcomes of the patient. This information is used to make important clinical decisions, such as site of care, extent of laboratory work-up, and therapeutic interventions. CAP prediction scores were developed to help physicians define severity of disease and likely clinical outcomes of their patients. This article reviews the most relevant clinical outc…

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