Guidelines for hospital-acquired pneumonia and health-care-associated pneumonia: a vulnerability, a pitfall, and a fatal flaw

The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 03/04/2011

Yu VL – Health–care–associated pneumonia should be broken down into several distinct subgroups so narrow–spectrum antibiotic therapy can be used. Emphasis should be placed on defining the microbial cause of the pneumonia rather than reflex administration of empirical combination therapy.

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