Poverty as an independent risk factor for in-hospital mortality in community-acquired pneumonia: A study in a developing country population.
Int J Clin Pract 2018 Apr 17:e13085. Epub 2018 Apr 17.
Clinical Microbiology Research Centre, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
Background: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the most severe lower respiratory tract infections with a high in-hospital mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the socioeconomic and medical risk factors affecting the prognosis of acute pneumonia. The results of this study can mention the value of socioeconomic backgrounds like poverty and illiteracy in clinical practice, even in a well-known biological phenomenon (eg acute pneumonia). Read More