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Assessment of severity of Pneumonia (Introduced Y4)

A measure called CURB-65 will assess the severity of your pneumonia and ultimately the most appropriate treatment plan care in hospital.

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CURB-65, also known as the CURB criteria, is a clinical prediction rule that has been validated for predicting mortality in community-acquired pneumonia and infection of any site. The CURB-65 is based on the earlier CURB score and is recommended by the British Thoracic Society for the assessment of severity of pneumonia.

 

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