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Improving Treatment Decisions for Patients with Community-Acquired Pne

Research in Action, Issue 7

Table 2. How Risk Levels Are Scored

Risk Level30-Day MortalityRisk ClassBased on:
LowLess 0.5 percentIAlgorithm
LowGreater than or equal to 0.5 and less than 1.0 percentII70 or fewer points
LowGreater than or equal to 1.0 and less than 4.0 percentIII71-90 points
ModerateGreater than or equal to 4.0 and less than 10.0 percentIV91-130 points
HighGreater than or equal to 10.0 percentVGreater than 130 points

Source: Fine MJ, Auble TE, Yealy DM, et al. A prediction rule to identify low-risk patients with community-acquired pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1997;336(4):243-50.

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Current as of July 2002
Internet Citation: Improving Treatment Decisions for Patients with Community-Acquired Pne: Research in Action, Issue 7. July 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/pneumonia/issue7/table2.html