How accurate are the CURB-65 and pneumonia severity index (PSI) in risk stratification for bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Prediction rules like the CURB-65 and PSI have proven useful for standardizing clinical assessments and identifying low-risk patients who may be appropriate candidates for outpatient therapy, but they have been less useful for discriminating between moderate (ward-appropriate) and high-risk (ICU-appropriate) patients. [41]


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