Improving inpatient management of community-acquired pneumonia in remote northern Australia

Rémond, Marc, Watts, Jared, and Maguire, Graeme (2008) Improving inpatient management of community-acquired pneumonia in remote northern Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16 (6). pp. 383-384.

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[Extract] In 2003, the Antibiotic Writing Group of Therapeutic Guidelines Limited released an Australian guideline for the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP),1 which used the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI)2 as a prognostic indicator. In December 2003, an initiative was undertaken in the Kimberley in far north-western Australia to improve the management of inpatients with CAP. This involved disseminating and implementing a regional CAP guideline incorporating the national guideline.1

This study aimed to document the nature and burden of CAP requiring inpatient care in the Kimberley and the influence of this initiative on CAP management.

Item ID: 25813
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Keywords: remote northern Australia; community-acquired pneumonia; appropriate antibiotic prescribing
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2013 00:57
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 100%
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