volume 27, issue 1, P1-18 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.11.002
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Vanessa Yap, Debapriya Datta, Mark L. Metersky

Abstract: Health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) is associated with an increased risk of infection with multidrug-resistant pathogens compared with community-acquired pneumonia. Recent studies suggest that the designation of HCAP is a poor predictor of resistant pathogens and that antibiotic coverage for multidrug-resistant pathogens is not necessary in all patients with HCAP. This article reviews existing literature on HCAP, discusses the utility of the current definition of HCAP in identifying patients at risk for po…

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