- Recommendation ID
- In moderate- to high-severity community-acquired pneumonia does using legionella and pneumococcal urinary antigen testing in addition to other routine tests improve outcomes?
- Any explanatory notes
- Current practice and evidence suggest that giving a combination of antibiotics to patients with moderate- to high-severity community-acquired pneumonia reduces mortality. However, no randomised controlled trial has looked at using urinary antigen testing to target treatment. If effective, such targeted treatment could improve antibiotic stewardship, increase compliance and potentially reduce costs.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management
- Date issued
- December 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|