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More on pneumonia: Clinical judgment is also needed with CURB score

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7553.1333-a (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1333
  1. Kirsty Challen (kirsty.challen@smtr.nhs.uk), research fellow, emergency medicine,
  2. Darren Walter, clinical director, emergency medicine,
  3. John Bright, specialist registrar, respiratory medicine,
  4. Andrew Bentley, consultant, respiratory medicine and critical care
  1. South Manchester University Hospitals Trust, Manchester M23 9LT
  2. South Manchester University Hospitals Trust, Manchester M23 9LT

    EDITOR—Commendably, Owen et al are committed to reducing inappropriate intravenous antibiotic prescribing but we are concerned by some of their assumptions.1 Although the guidelines from the British Thoracic Society state that patients with a CURB-65 score of 0 …

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