The characteristics and mortality of outpatient-acquired pneumonia.
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.
Moore, MA; Merson, MH; Charache, P; Shepard, RH
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