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Hospitalised adults with pneumonia are frequently misclassified as another diagnosis

Hospitalised adults with pneumonia are frequently misclassified as another diagnosis
Hospitalised adults with pneumonia are frequently misclassified as another diagnosis
Using data from a large randomised controlled trial of adults hospitalised with acute respiratory illness, we examined the reliability of pneumonia diagnosis on discharge documentation. 50 (28.2%) of 177 patients with a pneumonia diagnosis had no radiological evidence of pneumonia. 67 (34.9%) of 192 patients with clinico-radiological evidence of pneumonia did not have a diagnosis of pneumonia listed; ‘COPD exacerbation’ or ‘lower respiratory tract infection’ was often listed instead. These patients more frequently had a respiratory comorbidity and lower oxygen saturations, CRP and temperature at presentation. Pneumonia diagnoses misclassification on discharge documentation may have clinical, financial, and research data implications.
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Brendish, Nathan, James, Malachira, Ahalya, Beard, Kate, Armstrong, Lawrence, Lillie, Patrick J. and Clark, Tristan (2019) Hospitalised adults with pneumonia are frequently misclassified as another diagnosis. Respiratory Medicine, 150, 81-84. (doi:10.1016/j.rmed.2019.02.013).

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Abstract

Using data from a large randomised controlled trial of adults hospitalised with acute respiratory illness, we examined the reliability of pneumonia diagnosis on discharge documentation. 50 (28.2%) of 177 patients with a pneumonia diagnosis had no radiological evidence of pneumonia. 67 (34.9%) of 192 patients with clinico-radiological evidence of pneumonia did not have a diagnosis of pneumonia listed; ‘COPD exacerbation’ or ‘lower respiratory tract infection’ was often listed instead. These patients more frequently had a respiratory comorbidity and lower oxygen saturations, CRP and temperature at presentation. Pneumonia diagnoses misclassification on discharge documentation may have clinical, financial, and research data implications.

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Accepted/In Press date: 12 February 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 February 2019
Published date: April 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 428525
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428525
ISSN: 0954-6111
PURE UUID: 4aea28a0-6440-4885-b290-ff02f156d145
ORCID for Nathan, James Brendish: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9589-4937
ORCID for Tristan Clark: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6026-5295

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Date deposited: 01 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 07 May 2019 00:30

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