Table 2. Costs and Subsequent Admission Rates for Outpatients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia at Five Medical Institutions
|Subsequent hospital admission
a UPMC—University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; SFMC—St. Francis Medical Center; MGH—Massachusetts General Hospital; HCHP—Harvard Community Health Plan, Kenmore Center; VGH—Victoria General Hospital.
Source: Gilbert K, Gleason PP, Singer DE, et al. Variations in antimicrobial use and cost in more than 2,000 patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Am J Med 1998; 104:17-27.
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