Pneumonia Misdiagnosis on Readmission Frequent, Costly

Pneumonia is frequently misdiagnosed upon hospital readmission, leading to overuse of antibiotics and higher healthcare costs, according to two companion studies presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting.

1 comments on "Pneumonia Misdiagnosis on Readmission Frequent, Costly"
Dinahs.Dragonfly (10/29/2010 at 3:34 PM)

Health care pneumonia - is the new term for nosocomial infection? Also, if it's an infection and it's pneumonia, what is the treatment? I missed something in the article.


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