Predicting Need for Hospitalization of Patients with Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Published Date:Oct 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(10):1594-1597.
Emergency Service, Hospital
Guidelines As Topic
Health Services Needs And Demand
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Predictive Value Of Tests
Description:In the absence of established guidelines for hospitalization of patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009, we studied emergency department patients to identify clinical parameters that predict need for hospitalization. Independent predictors of hospitalization include multiple high-risk medical conditions, dyspnea, and hypoxia. These findings are easily applicable, with a 79% positive predictive value for hospitalization.
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