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
  • Mamoona Ghias Department of Medicine Mayo Hospital Lahore and King Edward Medical University, Lahore
  • Saif-ur- Rehman Department of Medicine Mayo Hospital Lahore and King Edward Medical University, Lahore
  • Hira Kareem Department of Medicine Mayo Hospital Lahore and King Edward Medical University, Lahore
Keywords: Pneumonia, Community acquired, Streptocaus pnuemiae

Abstract

Background: To audit the practices involved in the management of pneumonia patients in our settings and to compare them with standard recommended guidelines by the British Thoracic Society (BTS).

Methods: In this cross-sectional study inclusion criteria were 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 an 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 the 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 with the recommended standard guidelines. This results in increased complications, prolonged hospital stay, and an overall poor prognosis.

Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
Nagi, D., Ali, A., Mahboob, H. M., Ghias, M., Rehman, S.- ur-, & Kareem, H. (2018). Evaluation of In-Hospital Management of Pneumonia Patients. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College, 22, 104-107. Retrieved from http://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/873
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