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In 1998, community-acquired pneumonia was 6th leading cause of death

Community-acquired pneumonia is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the number-one cause of death from infection.

Mortensen, Eric M., Wishwa M. Kapoor, Chung-Chou H. Chang, and Michael J. Fine. Assessment of Mortality After Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2003; 37(12): 1617-24. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/37/12/1617.full

Reference

Title
Assessment of Mortality After Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Mortensen, Eric M., Wishwa M. Kapoor, Chung-Chou H. Chang, and Michael J. Fine
Volume & Issue
Volume 37, Issue 12
Pages
1617-24
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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