Editorial – Overuse of Antibiotics in Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Requiring Hospitalization

February 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice March 2017 V.25 N.2 P.55-56

Mandell, Lionel A. – McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality with a major impact upon health care costs.

It is the third most common cause of death on a global basis and is the eighth most common cause of death in the United States.1,2

The mortality rates among outpatients is usually less than 5%, whereas among those hospitalized for CAP treatment, the rate can range from 12% to 40% depending on the site of care in the hospital (eg, non–intensive care unit vs intensive care unit).

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Infecciones respiratorias, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Update.

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