Critical Issues in the Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Publication Date: October 1, 2020
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

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In the adult ED patient diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia, what clinical decision aids can inform the determination of patient disposition?
 

The Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) and CURB-65 decision aids can support clinical judgement by identifying patients at low risk of mortality who may be appropriate for outpatient treatment. Although both decision aids are acceptable, the PSI is supported by a larger body of evidence and is preferred by other society guidelines (ATS/IDSA 2019 guidelines).
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Critical Issues in the Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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