Withholding or Starting Antibiotic Treatment in Patients With Dementia and Pneumonia: Prediction of Mortality With Physicians' Judgment of Illness Severity and With Specific Prognostic Models
van der Steen, Jenny T.
Ooms, Marcel E.
van der Wal, Gerrit
Ribbe, Miel W.
Medical Decision Making 2005 March-April; 25(2): 210-221
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Withholding Antibiotic Treatment in Pneumonia Patients With Dementia: A Quantitative Observational Study van der Steen, Jenny T.; Ooms, Marcel E.; Ader, Herman J.; Ribbe, Miel W.; van der Wal, Gerrit (2002-08-12)BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a life-threatening disease in nursing home patients with dementia. Physicians and families face choices about whether to withhold antibiotics when patients are expected to die soon or when treatment ...