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