How are demographic factors scored in the pneumonia severity index (PSI) for bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

Demographic factors are scored as follows:

  • Age, men – Starting point value is age in years

  • Age, women – Starting point value is age in years minus 10 points

  • Nursing home resident – Add 10 points


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