CORB is the best pneumonia severity score for elderly hospitalised patients with suspected pneumonia.
Intern Med J. 2014 Jun;44(6):613-615
Authors: Williams E, Girdwood J, Janus E, Karunajeewa H
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.
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