It's important for GPs to look for red flags in pneumonia
MOST cases of bacterial pneumonia in the community are caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Although many other organisms can cause infection, streptococci are responsible for most deaths.
It is important for GPs to identify which patients require treatment in hospital.
Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic (TG) lists signs, such as systolic blood pressure <90mmHg, which might be red flags for serious pneumonia.
When an adult has a mild