Population-based cohort study of outpatients with pneumonia: rationale, design and baseline characteristics Full Text
BMC Infectious Diseases, 06/22/2012
Eurich DT et al. – To the knowledge, this represents the largest clinically–detailed outpatient community–acquired pneumonia (CAP) cohort assembled to date and will add to the understanding of the determinants and outcomes in this under–researched patient population. The rich clinical data along with the long term health care utilization and mortality will allow for the identification of novel prognostic indicators. Given how under studied this population is, the findings should aid clinicians in the routine care of their outpatients with pneumonia and help define the next generation of research questions.