Timing of antibiotic administration and outcomes of hospitalized patients with community-acquired and healthcare-associated pneumonia

Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 04/25/2012

Similarly, antibiotic administration ≤8h was not associated with decreased 30–day mortality in CAP and healthcare–associated pneumonia (HCAP) patients. In conclusion, antibiotic administration within 4 or 8 h of arrival at the ED did not improve 30–day survival in hospitalized adults for CAP or HCAP.

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