The characteristics and mortality of outpatient-acquired pneumonia.

Journal Article

One-hundred fifty-four cases of pneumonia occurring over a 6-month period were analyzed. Population characteristics, admission diagnoses, causative pathogens, frequency of associated illnesses, antibiotic usage and mortality were evaluated. Despite population characteristics known to predispose to a poor clinical outcome, the mortality was low, probably because of rapid institution of a single, appropriate antibiotic.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moore, MA; Merson, MH; Charache, P; Shepard, RH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 140 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 14

PubMed ID

  • 836513

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-7263

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States