Assessment of pneumonia severity

CURB-65 used to predict mortality associated with community acquired pneumonia.

  • Confusion (AMT score of 8 or less)
  • Urea >7mmol/L
  • Respiratory rate >= 30 breaths/min
  • Blood pressure <90 mmHg systolic or <60 mmHg diastolic
  • Age 65 or over.

Each gains 1 point. The more points, the increased risk of death.

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