Terms used in the guideline

Terms used in the guideline

Hospital-acquired pneumonia

Pneumonia that develops 48 hours or more after hospital admission and that was not incubating at hospital admission. When managed in hospital, the diagnosis is usually confirmed by chest X‑ray. For the purpose of this guideline, pneumonia that develops in hospital after intubation (ventilator-associated pneumonia) is excluded from this definition.

  • Public Health England
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)