The Impact of Guidelines on the Outcomes of Community-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia.
Clin Chest Med. 2011 Sep;32(3):491-505
Authors: Ferrer M, Menendez R, Amaro R, Torres A
The correct implementation of the current guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia is associated with less mortality, faster clinical stabilization, and lower costs in these patients. By contrast, implementing the current guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia has been followed by an increase in initially adequate antibiotic treatment but has not been accompanied by a consistently improved outcome in patients.
PMID: 21867818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]