Bacterial Pneumonia in Older Adults.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2016 Aug;32(3):459-477
Authors: Marrie TJ, File TM
Community-acquired pneumonia is common in the elderly person; its presentation in this population is often confounded by multiple comorbid illnesses, including those that result in confusion. Although severity-of-illness scoring systems might aid decision-making, clinical judgment following a careful assessment is key in deciding on the site of care and appropriate therapy.
PMID: 27394017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]