Journal article

CORB is the best pneumonia severity score for elderly hospitalised patients with suspected pneumonia

E Williams, J Girdwood, E Janus, H Karunajeewa

Internal Medicine Journal | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014

Abstract

Pneumonia severity scoring systems have been developed to identify patients at highest mortality risk, and are used in guidelines to limit use of broad-spectrum antibiotics to patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia. A retrospective audit of hospitalised general internal medicine patients with pneumonia was performed to assess the diagnostic performance of various pneumonia severity scores in an elderly general internal medicine population.