What is the recommended follow-up for patients with bacterial pneumonia who are treated as outpatients?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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When a patient with bacterial pneumonia is treated in an outpatient setting, arranging adequate follow-up evaluations is mandatory. The patient should also be instructed to return promptly if their condition deteriorates.


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