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|Title: ||Hospital admissions of adults with community-acquired pneumonia in Portugal between 2000 and 2009|
|Authors: ||Froes, Filipe|
Determinantes da Saúde e da Doença
|Issue Date: ||9-Aug-2012|
|Publisher: ||European Respiratory Society|
|Citation: ||Eur Respir J erj02167-2011; published ahead of print 2012|
|Abstract: ||Recent studies in the USA and northern Europe have shown an increase in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). In southern Europe this increase has not yet been documented.
We carried out a retrospective analysis from encoded information from the Portuguese database for hospital admissions which included all individuals aged 18 or above, with a primary diagnosis of pneumonia, who were discharged between 2000 and 2009. We excluded patients infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, immunocompromised individuals as a result of anti-cancer or immunosuppressive treatment and transplant recipients.
Of the 294 027 admissions for CAP, 56% were male. The average age was 73.1 and the median age 77. Between 2000 and 2009 there was a 5% increase in the average age of patients admitted with CAP.
Admissions for CAP represented 3.7% of total admissions of adult patients. The average annual rate of hospital admissions for adults with CAP was 3.61 per 1000 total population, rising to 13.4% for those>65. From 2000–2004 and 2005–2009 the average annual rate of hospital admission for CAP per 1000 population increased 28.2%.
Hospital admissions for CAP in Portugal increased between 2000 and 2009. It has grown consistently over time varying according to age with males overrepresented.|
|Peer Reviewed: ||yes|
|Publisher version: ||http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2012/08/09/09031936.00216711.long|
|Appears in Collections:||DEP - Artigos em revistas internacionais|
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