Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 18, issue 4, P843-859 2004 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2004.08.004 View full text
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Julio A. Ramírez

Abstract: Clinical and economic outcomes in hospitalized patients with CAP directly are related to the way that certain processes of care are executed at the local-hospital level. For each process of care, a clear and evidence-based recommended course of action should be stated. Having an unambiguous action plan helps to develop process-of-care indicators and to educate healthcare workers. Improving processes of care is a secure way to improve outcomes in hospitalized patients with CAP.