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Diagnosing pneumonia in patients with acute cough: clinical judgment compared to chest radiography.

Abstract:

Pneumonia is often diagnosed and treated empirically. We set out to determine the diagnostic accuracy of clinical judgment based on signs and symptoms to detect radiographic pneumonia in patients presenting with acute cough in primary care. In 2810 European patients with acute cough, general practitioners (GPs) recorded whether they considered pneumonia to be present ("yes" or "no") immediately after history and physical examination. Chest radiography was performed within 1 week by local radi...

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10.1183/09031936.00111012

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van Vugt, SF More by this author
Verheij, TJ More by this author
de Jong, PA More by this author
Butler, CC More by this author
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Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
42
Issue:
4
Pages:
1076-1082
Publication date:
2013-10-05
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EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:92270220-0c26-4d4a-af31-ff08d3b6a43d
Source identifiers:
438013
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pubs:438013

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