Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation and Initial Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
What You Need to Know
- Almost all major decisions in the management of CAP depend on initial assessment of severity.
- Prognostic models such as the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) (preferred) and CURB‐65 can be used to help determine the site of care (Appendix A).
- Health Care Associated Pneumonia (HCAP) is no longer a separate treatment pathway