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J Clin Outcomes Manage 
2003 Aug;10(8):431-438
A multicenter intervention to improve the care of hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia
Gounder PP, Rhew DC, Landry L, Sklar T, Dorn GH, Wong JY. Weingarten SR

Sixteen community acute care hospitals chose interventions from a 6-item “pneumonia tool kit” and received implementation assistance from a corporate quality improvement team. Analysis of postintervention versus baseline measures showed statistically significant reductions in time to administration of intravenous (IV) antibiotics, time to IV-to-oral antibiotic conversion, and length of stay.


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