People get pneumonia in daily life through the home or workplace (community-acquired
pneumonia). Community-acquired pneumonia does not include cases of pneumonia
contracted in a health care facility (such as a nursing home or a hospital). Pneumonia is more common during the winter months.
million of the people who get community-acquired pneumonia each year will have to go to the hospital.
Make up about one-third of all cases of
Are hospitalized more often and stay
longer in the hospital than younger people.
Katz JT (2009). Pneumonia and other pulmonary infections. In EG Nabel, ed., ACP Medicine, section 7, chap. 20. Hamilton, ON: BC Decker.
Niederman MS (2004). Pneumonia, including community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia. In JD Crapo et al., eds., Baum's Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases, 7th ed., vol. 1, pp. 424–454. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
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