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Chest X-ray within four hours of arriving at hospital (Introduced Oct 2015)

NICE 2014 recommend that organisations implement processes to allow diagnosis (including x-rays) and treatment of community acquired pneumonia within 4 hours of presentation to hospital.

‘A chest X-ray can show how much your lungs are affected. It can also help the doctor distinguish between pneumonia and other chest infections’

NHS Choices


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance to improve health and social care


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