Among adults presenting with acute respiratory illness, a prediction rule based on clinical findings accurately discriminated patients with and without radiographic pneumonia, and was used in two other samples of patients without significant decrement in discriminatory ability. This rule can be used by physicians to develop more effective strategies for detecting pneumonia and for helping to determine the need for radiologic study among patients with acute respiratory disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Annals of internal medicine|
|State||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine