• Influenza testing low for many patients with community-acquired pneumonia

    1 day ago - By Healio

    In a new study, most patients with community-acquired pneumonia did not receive testing for influenza, even during influenza season, researchers reported in Chest.
    “Other than CDC surveillance data, no studies have evaluated the frequency of influenza testing among patients hospitalized with pneumonia across a representative sample of U.S. hospitals,” Abhishek Deshpande, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the department of infectious diseases at the Center for Value-Based Care Research at Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues wrote. “Similarly, there are limited data
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