Pneumonia Severity Index


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Pneumonia Severity Index

, pneumonia severity index
A diagnostic scoring system for predicting the level of care a patient with pneumonia will require. It includes demographic factors (such as the patient's age, whether he or she resides in a nursing home); findings on physical examination (such as altered mental status, fever, tachycardia, and low blood pressure); laboratory data (including serum pH, glucose and sodium levels); and the presence of other illnesses (such as heart, lung, brain, liver, or kidney disease). Synonym: pneumonia PORT score.
See also: index
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The study compared three strategies for getting the staffs of hospital emergency departments to apply the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) when triaging patients.