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Comparing the Pneumonia Severity Index and CURB scores
  1. A S Patel
  1. Senior House Officer, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK;

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A number of different models have been used to assess prognosis in pneumonia. In this study the Pneumonia Severity Index was compared with the CURB and CURB-65 severity scores in predicting 30 day mortality.

3181 patients with community acquired pneumonia were assessed between January and December …

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