Primary care exams can ID patients at high risk for pneumonia

05/10/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Primary care physicians can successfully diagnose patients at high-risk for pneumonia by taking their medical history and doing a physical examination, researchers in the Netherlands reported in BMJ. The study found levels of serum C-reactive protein concentrations can help physicians exclude infection if they have doubts after using the signs and symptoms model.

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