Nursing Home-Acquired Pneumonia: Guidelines for Hospitalization
A. Yaretzky, C. Vigder, I. Feldman
Geriatric Dept., Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
To determine if there are any specific features of nursing-home acquired pneumonia we carried out a retrospective study in a nursing home between 1995-1996, based on clinical and laboratory data. We found no correlation between these findings and the severity of pneumonia, so it would be hazardous to determine rigid guidelines. These patients should be treated in the nursing home as long as conditions allow, in order to avoid hospitalization.