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Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

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A diagnosis of CAP with sepsis was established, and Pneumonia Severity Index CURB-65 score was 5/5.
A recent study demonstrated that endogenous COHb levels showed an increase in patients with community-acquired pneumonia and COHb concentrations correlated within pneumonia severity index groups.15 Respiratory tract infections were one of the trigger factors of COPD exacerbations.
PNEUMONIA SEVERITY INDEX: The PSI was originally developed as part of the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) project, with the goal of deriving a clinically applicable prediction rule for short-term mortality among patients with CAP.
Alternatively, consider hospitalization for patients presenting with a Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) class of 4 or 5 (SOR: B; 1 prospective cohort study).
(2) The Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) consists of interesting rules that can predict mortality in HIV-infected patients.
Severity of illness scores on measures such as the CURB-65 (confusion, urea nitrogen level, respiratory rate, blood pressure, 65 years of age and older) and the Pneumonia Severity Index can be used to assist clinicians in identifying which patients do not require hospitalization.
They collected data on clinical signs and symptoms at presentation, as well as chest x-ray findings, preantibiotic blood cultures, time to antibiotic administration data, Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) scores, intensive care unit (ICU) transfer rates, and mortality data.
This study provides good support for 2 theories in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia: (1) emergency physicians should calculate the Pneumonia Severity Index score for each patient; and (2) patients in risk classes I through III can be treated as outpatients.