CURB-65/CRB-65 Score for Pneumonia - SOAPnote.org
CURB-65/CRB-65 Score for Pneumonia
Decision rules to help determine outpatient vs. inpatient treatment for pneumonia. (It really helps to get the BUN!)"
Clinical Features:
<-- Confusion
<-- Blood Urea Nitrogen
<-- Respiratory rate
<-- Blood pressure
<-- Age
Result --> scorescore=(confusion)+(BUN)+(respiration)+(BP)+(age);score>13?'CRB-65 = 4: High risk of death; urgent hospitalization':score>12?'CRB-65 = 3: High risk of death; urgent hospitalization':score>11?'CRB-65 = 2: Increased risk of death; consider hospitalization':score>10?'CRB-65 = 1: Increased risk of death; consider hospitalization':score>9?'CRB-65 = 0: Very low risk of death; usually does not require hospitalization':score>4?'CURB-65 = 5: Severe pneumonia; hospitalize and consider admitting to intensive care':score>3?'CURB-65 = 4: Severe pneumonia; hospitalize and consider admitting to intensive care':score>2?'CURB-65 = 3: Severe pneumonia; hospitalize and consider admitting to intensive care':score>1?'CURB-65 = 2: Short inpatient hospitalization or closely-supervised outpatient treatment':score>0?'CURB-65 = 1: Low risk; consider home treatment':'CURB-65 = 0: Low risk; consider home treatment'

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