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Community‐acquired pneumonia in the central desert and north‐western tropics of Australia

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Background: Community‐acquired pneumonia (CAP) results in significant morbidity in central and north‐western Australia. However, the nature, management and outcome of CAP are poorly documented. The aim of the study was to describe CAP in the Kimberley and Central Desert regions of Australia.

Keywords: Australia; guideline adherence; health service; indigenous; pneumonia; prognosis

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: School of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 2: Western Australia Country Health Service, Kimberley, Broome, Western Australia, and 3: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families, Alice Springs Hospital, Northern Territory, Australia

Publication date: 2010-01-01

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