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Medicare hospitalization rates from pneumonia

Elderly Medicare patients are hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia at a rate of 18.3 per 1000, compared to 4 per 1000 in younger populations.

Kaplan, Vladimir, Derek C. Angus, Martin F. Griffin, Giles Clermont, R. Scott Watson, et al. Hospitalized Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Elderly. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002; 165(6): 766-22. http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1164/ajrccm.165.6.2103038#.UnKS6kbD_IU

Reference

Title
Hospitalized Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Elderly
Publication
Am J Respir Crit Care Med
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Kaplan, Vladimir, Derek C. Angus, Martin F. Griffin, Giles Clermont, R. Scott Watson, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 165, Issue 6
Pages
766-22
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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