Trends in mortality and medical spending in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia: 1993-2005.
Med Care. 2010 Dec;48(12):1111-6
Authors: Ruhnke GW, Coca-Perraillon M, Kitch BT, Cutler DM
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the most common infectious cause of death in the United States. To understand the effect of efforts to improve quality and efficiency of care in CAP, we examined the trends in mortality and costs among hospitalized CAP patients.
PMID: 21063230 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]