How is an antibiotic agent selected for hospitalized patients in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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As discussed earlier, initial empiric therapy for hospitalized patients should be broad and cover the likely causative organisms. Direct the use of antibiotic agents in bacterial pneumonia based on laboratory data as well as clinical response.


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