The characteristics and mortality of outpatient acquired pneumonia

M. A. Moore, M. H. Merson, P. Charache, R. H. Shepard

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Abstract

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 mortlity was low, probably because of rapid institution of a single, appropriate antibiotic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalJohns Hopkins Medical Journal
Volume140
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

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  • Medicine(all)

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