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Four clinical signs can improve GP pneumonia diagnosis, finds study


I'm sorry but who are these clinicians going around dishing out antibiotics for patients with a normal pulse, normal sats, clear chest and no fever? Conversely, there are many patients with viral urtis who may have a fever or a raised pulse. We wouldn't give them antibiotics either. What is the learning point of this study? I am struggling to find one apart from what we already know - which is to take a good history and examination and treat each patient in a holistic manner, rather than rely on protocols and decision making pathways. But of course, Noctors will need the latter.

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25 Nov 2017

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