Letters Community acquired pneumonia

Management in primary care

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4469 (Published 19 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4469
  1. Wei Shen Lim, consultant respiratory physician1,
  2. Mark L Levy, senior clinical research fellow2,
  3. John T Macfarlane, consultant respiratory physician and retired professor of respiratory medicine3
  4. On behalf of the British Thoracic Society Community Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines Committee
  1. 1Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG8 2NE
  2. 2Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences: GP section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
  3. 3Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG5 1PB
  1. WeiShen.Lim{at}nuh.nhs.uk

    Mandell raises some concerns about the primary care summary of the 2009 British Thoracic Society (BTS) guidelines on managing community acquired pneumonia in adults.1 2

    The main focus of the BTS guidelines is the management of radiographically confirmed pneumonia in hospital.3 Nevertheless, a summary of information relevant to primary care was considered to be of interest to …

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