What are the IDSA/ATS treatment guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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The information in this section is derived mainly from the current Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society (IDSA/ATS) guidelines for the management of CAP. [3] These guidelines have been assessed in research studies since their release, with evidence of improved health outcomes, decreased length of hospital stay, and overall decreased mortality in patients hospitalized with CAP. [65, 66]


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