Cause-specific long-term mortality rates in patients recovered from community-acquired pneumonia compared with the general Dutch population
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 04/26/2012
Bruns AHW et al. – After initial recovery from an episode of CAP, long–term mortality rates are more than three times higher than in the general population. Causes for long–term mortality were mostly comorbidity related and significantly different as compared to the general population. After an episode of CAP, optimizing treatment of comorbidities as treatment for COPD might have impact on improved long–time survival rates.