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Prise en charge ambulatoire de la pneumonie acquise à domicile de l'adulte. Partie I: stratégie diagnostique et pronostique. [Ambulatory management of community-acquired pneumonia in the adult. I: Diagnostic and prognostic strategy]
Schweizerische Rundschau fur Medizin Praxis
English Abstract Journal Article --- Old month value: Nov 6
Because its incidence increases with age and the current population ageing, community-acquired pneumonia will remain an important public health problem. The variability in the process of care is important. However, hospitalisation accounts for near 90% of the total annual cost. It is necessary to give to patients a rational process of care, supported by evidence of effectiveness, in order to guarantee the better quality of care and to control the costs. The chest radiograph is the cornerstone of the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia. The reason of this proposition is to avoid the overuse of antibiotherapy, in pathology such as lower-respiratory-tract infections. The use of the prognostic score index is recommended in emergency room to diminish the number of hospitalisations.
Adult Aged *Ambulatory Care Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use Bacteriological Techniques Community-Acquired Infections/classification/*diagnosis/drug therapy Diagnostic Tests, Routine Female Humans Male Middle Aged Pneumonia, Bacterial/classification/*diagnosis/drug therapy Prognosis
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