Disease burden and prognostic factors for clinical failure in elderly community acquired pneumonia patients

, , Liang Chen, , Hui Li, Fei Zhou, , , , , , , , , Lei Wang, Meng Liu, , Bo Liu, , , Ying Xiao, , & Bin Cao
Abstract Background The study was to evaluate initial antimicrobial regimen and clinical outcomes and to explore risk factors for clinical failure (CF) in elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Methods 3011 hospitalized elderly patients were enrolled from 13 national teaching hospitals between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 initiated by the CAP-China network. Risk factors for CF were screened by multivariable logistic regression analysis. Results The incidence of CF in elderly CAP patients was...
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