Evaluation of In-Hospital Management of Pneumonia Patients

  • Daniyal Nagi Department of Medicine Mayo Hospital Lahore and King Edward Medical University, Lahore
  • Asad Ali Department of Medicine Mayo Hospital Lahore and King Edward Medical University, Lahore
  • Hafiz Mudabbar Mahboob Department of Medicine Mayo Hospital Lahore and King Edward Medical University, Lahore
Keywords: Pneumo

Abstract

Background: To audit the practices involved in management of pneumonia patients in our settings and to compare them with standard recommended guidelines by British Thoracic Society (BTS). Methods: In this cross sectional study inclusion criteria was all patients admitted with suspicion of lower respiratory infection/pneumonia, with no exclusion. Clinical presentation , diagnostic workup, treatment modalities and complications were analyzed.
Results: Majority (97.3%) of the patients were admitted through emergency. Length of stay was less than 1 week in 72%. CURB-65 was applied in 2.6%. Majority (96% ) patients had inadequate investigations. Most commonly prescribed first line antibiotic was Cephalosporins given to 56%.. Co-morbidities were registered in 96%, which contributed towards expiry rate of 60%.
Conclusion: The management of pneumonia patients in our settings is not in line to the recommended standard guidelines . This results in increased complications, prolonged hospital stay and an overall poor prognosis.

Published
2018-10-21
How to Cite
Nagi, D., Ali, A., & Mudabbar Mahboob, H. (2018). Evaluation of In-Hospital Management of Pneumonia Patients. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College, 22(2), 104-107. Retrieved from http://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/868
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