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Paucis Verbis: Pneumonia risk stratification tools

By Michelle Lin, MD February 25, 2011 0 comments

Pneumonia RUL CXR

Pneumonia is a common cause for ED visits. How do you decide on whether the patient can be managed as an outpatient or inpatient? To supplement your clinical judgment, many clinicians use the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) score.

Have you heard of CURB-65, supported by the British Thoracic Society? What about SMART-COP, which is meant to help you predict if your patient will need Intensive Respiratory or Vasopressor Support (IRVS)?

PV Card: Risk Stratification Scoring Tools in Pneumonia


Go to the ALiEM Cards for more resources.

Author information

Michelle Lin, MD

ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

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