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Table 3 Outcomes

From: Clinical implications for patients treated inappropriately for community-acquired pneumonia in the emergency department

Outcome Appropriate initial therapy (n = 187) Inappropriate initial therapy (n = 72) P value
Hospital mortality, n (%): 13 (7.0) 6 (8.3) 0.702
Hospital length of stay, days*: 7.0 ± 8.9 10.3 ± 12.0 0.017
  4.0 [3.0,8.0] 6.95 [4.0,12.45]
30-day hospital readmission, n(%): 23 (12.3) 17 (23.6) 0.024
  1. *Data expressed as mean ± SD and median with 25th and 75th percentiles.