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Adults miscoded and misdiagnosed as having pneumonia: results from the British Thoracic Society pneumonia audit

Daniel, Priya; Bewick, Thomas; Welham, Sally; McKeever, Tricia M.; Lim, Wei Shen

Authors

Priya Daniel

Thomas Bewick

Sally Welham

Tricia M. McKeever tricia.mckeever@nottingham.ac.uk

Wei Shen Lim



Abstract

A key objective of the British Thoracic Society national community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) audit was to determine the clinical characteristics and outcomes of hospitalised adults given a primary discharge code of pneumonia but who did not fulfil accepted diagnostic criteria for pneumonia. Adults miscoded as having pneumonia (n=1251) were older compared with adults with CAP (n=6660) (median 80 vs 78 years, p

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2017
Journal Thorax
Print ISSN 0040-6376
Electronic ISSN 1468-3296
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 72
Issue 4
APA6 Citation Daniel, P., Bewick, T., Welham, S., McKeever, T. M., & Lim, W. S. (2017). Adults miscoded and misdiagnosed as having pneumonia: results from the British Thoracic Society pneumonia audit. Thorax, 72(4), doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209405
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209405
Publisher URL http://thorax.bmj.com/content/72/4/376
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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